The potentially precedent-setting lawsuit against the U.S. Government for its blatantly illegal aid to Israel has advanced another step forward, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) has announced.
A federal court judge has granted a motion amending the original lawsuit to include additional evidence of the defendant’s—the U.S. Government’s—unlawful activities.
Acting Israeli National Security Adviser Jacob Nagel (l) and U.S. Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon—both wearing U.S.-Israeli flag pins—during the Sept. 14 signing of the Memorandum of Understanding giving Israel $38 billion in U.S. military aid over a 10-year period. Photo credit IRmep.
The IRmep statement read:
Our amended complaint adds the following items:
Executive Order 13526 prohibits classifying information as “secret” in order to engage in unlawful activities, in this case gagging information about Israel’s nuclear weapons program in order to provide massive foreign aid to Israel.
Timing of aid disbursement. Over the past decade Congress has included illegal [Memorandums of Understanding] MOU aid to Israel in December omnibus spending bills. The judge must issue an injunction before then. She must also block funding if additional bills seeking to provide aid beyond MOU amounts become law.
Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Victor Gilinsky confirmed, in an analysis mentioning this lawsuit, that intelligence officials are near unanimous that the 1979 “Vela incident” was an Israeli nuclear weapons test.
How files similar to those sought by IRmep on Israel’s nuclear weapons are “disappearing” from UK national archives.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s leaked confirmation that Israel had 200 nuclear weapons.
New polls showing U.S. public opinion is against illegal aid to Israel.
That the U.S. State Department is unlawfully withholding the Bush and Obama administration 700+ page MOUs on aid to Israel from the public and IRmep.
The mere fact that the lawsuit—based on a 1976 U.S. law which forbids aid to any nuclear-armed state which has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)—is still alive, is an indication that the Jewish lobby has so far been unable to suppress it.
Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but is a known nuclear power and recipient of U.S. aid. Most recently, the Jewish lobby-controlled U.S. government signed a new $3.8 billion per year “aid” deal to Israel, in open violation of the 1976 law once again.
The controlled media has, to no one’s surprise, almost completely suppressed news of the suit, and the granting of the amended motion.
Above: How the Jewish lobby works: Anti-Defamation League chief Jonathan Greenblatt, right, head of a so-called “civil rights” organization, was one of the enthusiastic attendees at the signing of the $38 billion handover to the Jews-only state of Israel. The Jewish state, which Greenblatt and the ADL of course support, has racially-based immigration and citizenship policies, and builds walls to keep out non-Jews—all policies which Greenblatt and the Jewish lobby opposes in America and all European nations.
An earlier article in the Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs referred to the newly-released Colin Powell emails in this way:
On September 16, 2016, State Department Spokesperson John Kirby responded to a reporter’s persistent questions about the legality of aid to Israel, given former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s newly leaked e-mails confirming that Israel had over 200 nuclear weapons pointed at Tehran.
Asked whether, under U.S. law, aid to Israel should be cut off since it is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, Kirby dodged and weaved, claiming he was unware of and would not discuss the implications of such “e-mail traffic.”
When pressed to comment on Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons, Kirby stated, “I’m certainly not going to discuss matters of intelligence from the podium, and I’m not—I have no comment on that.”
The concept that Israel’s nuclear weapons program is an “intelligence matter”—rather than common knowledge long in the public domain that should have policy implications—is a subterfuge that has been repeatedly used by U.S. administrations since Gerald Ford left office.
The Obama administration passed a secret gag order regulation under State Department classification guidelines in 2012 mandating criminal charges against any contractor or federal employee who dares mention Israel’s nuclear weapons.
Kirby followed the gag order to the letter. The huge, costly impact of the gag order on sunshine laws has provided standing for a lawsuit challenging not only the gag order as illegal, but also all U.S. aid to Israel.