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Now here is my brief introduction of the political parties.
The other parties are:
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"Don't threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid."Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during his Senate Foreign Relations committee testimony June 22 1982, regarding Senator Joe Biden threatening to cut off aid to Israel.
"Until his death in November 2004, former PA President Yasser Arafat controlled Palestinian finances and faced widespread criticism for his lack of transparency, corruption, and misuse of foreign aid. Some observers described Arafat’s use of the PA treasury as his “personal cashbox” and allege that almost half of the $7 billion provided to the PA since its creation in the early 1990s may have been diverted by Arafat to political patronage and kickbacks."Although the extent of Arafat’s misuse of PA money was never fully known, Israeli leaders, Palestinian reformers, and others repeatedly accused Mohamud Abbas and his inner circle of corruption; nevertheless, his total domination of Palestinian political life made him indispensable to those seeking his cooperation in achieving regional peace and many were forced to ignore such charges." David Samuels, “ In a Ruined Country,” Atlantic Monthly, September 2005.
"Currently, Israel receives $3 billion annually in US assistance through Foreign Military Financing (FMF). Seventy-four percent of these funds must be spent on the acquisition of US defense equipment, services, and training. Thus, "United States military aid to Israel is seen by many as a subsidy for U.S. industries", according to Kenneth M. Pollack."When the US Government gives out military aid in appropriations the great majority of it does not leave the shores of the
|Mothballed F-14 Tomcat fighter jets awaiting demolition at |
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, in Tucson, Ariz. U.S.
"The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of the act of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish state. The Arab states agree upon this policy unanimously and they must share in the solution of the problem.”