Premium Episode 34: Israel’s Influence Machine (Unlocked)

Maybe a crack in the up until now unquestioned US support of Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza. All it took was the deaths of 7 people connected to a celebrity chef. Israel murdering 30,000 civilians didn’t do it.

Israel has somehow managed to be the top recipient of US foreign aid for the last few decades. It was only bumped from the number one spot a few times while the US was pouring money into Iraq and Afghanistan after it blew them both up.

We don’t have answers about why Israel keeps getting blank checks from the US Treasury, but we have a lot of questions.

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Some reading:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pelosi-joins-call-for-biden-to-stop-transfer-of-us-weapons-to-israel/ar-BB1lb1vp
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/04/02/us-military-aid-israel-gaza-biden/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/10/congress-member-pro-israel-donations-military-support
https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary?cycle=All&ind=Q05&recipdetail=S
https://web.archive.org/web/20091001141038/http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/mear01_.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20160307213842/
https://www.thenation.com/article/aipacs-complaint/
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4578465-pelosi-democratic-lawmakers-urge-biden-conditions-israel-military-aid
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/18/us-supply-weapons-israel-alleged-abuses-human-rights
https://www.fastcompany.com/91058467/who-is-jeff-yass-billionaire-donating-to-republicans-who-flipped-on-bytedance-tiktok-ban

Music:
Airglow – Spliff and Wesson (CC-BY)
Blear Moon – Maples (CC-BY)

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