Why are Americans Flocking to Fight for Israel?

Abby Martin breaks down recent developments in Gaza, including the targeted shooting of Al Jazeera’s office in the violence stricken Gaza Strip. She also comments on the mysterious case of two Americans who have died during Operation Protective Edge while serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, highlighting how their case as foreign nationals fighting for Israel is not unique considering at least 5,500 “lone” soldiers serve in the IDF.

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5 Comments on "Why are Americans Flocking to Fight for Israel?"

  1. Not enough wars at home?

  2. ‘Music producer and host of television’s The X Factor, Simon Cowell made a large pledge to the Israel Defense Forces at [Power Rangers’ creator] Haim Saban’s Los Angeles fundraiser, where musician Lionel Richie performed for 1,200 guests, the UK’s Jewish Chronicle reported.

    The Jewish Chronicle said the American Friends of the IDF event raised some $20 million for the organization, including a pledge thought to be in the region of £150,000 ($243,000) from Cowell.’

    ~ http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/10/24/simon-cowell-makes-major-pledge-to-idf-at-haim-sabans-20-million-la-fundraiser-lionel-richie-performs
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    • Homem.Azul | Jul 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm |

      I try to look for the positive side: that probably all this money will end up on some offshore bank like in Bahamas or Switzerland, not to actually help the idf continue with its massacre. I’ve never heard of fundraiser money being used for actually what they’re intended of.

  3. InfvoCuernos | Jul 24, 2014 at 11:56 pm |

    Its about anti-Muslim sentiment. It should come as no surprise that the US feels more of an affinity for that group of people that has owned and produced almost all of our media for the past 100 years, than for a group of people that included those extremists many Americans blame for 9-11. Even before 9-11, Americans saw the Israelis as “the underdogs”, and all Muslims were lumped together with terrorists. This is not some big mystery, just like its no mystery that Israel corralled the Palestinians into ghettos and enacted exactly the same type of pogrom against them that the Jews had to deal with in Europe and North Africa. Its like they were taking notes, or waiting their turn, or maybe just waiting for the last of the Holocaust survivors to fade away so they couldn’t protest this most egregious injustice. Imagine all those holocaust museums and all the history lessons about “Never letting it happen again” and now the world sees that what they meant was Never let it happen again-to us.”

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