Saturday, 3 April 2010

Israel to Give You $19.19 on Tax Day

Sorry--we just couldn't resist pulling your leg a little bit on April Fools' Day! Of course, the opposite is true: It's you as an individual tax payer who will be giving Israel an average of $19.19 when you file your taxes this year.

This screen shot from last week's episode of The Simpsons shows that pop culture is catching on to our campaign to challenge military aid to Israel. Help us to continue building the momentum by making your tax-deductible contribution to "offset" your taxes to Israel

The United States will then take your hard-earned tax dollars to provide Israel with U.S. weapons, totaling $3 billion in this year's budget. Israel will in turn misuse these weapons in violation of U.S. and international law to colonize Palestinian land, maintain its illegal military occupation of Palestinian territory, and commit human rights abuses and war crimes against Palestinians.

This year, we're giving you an opportunity to make a statement that you don't want your taxes supporting Israeli occupation and apartheid. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the US Campaign in increments of $19.19 to "offset" the tax contributions of you and others to U.S. military aid to Israel . The more tax-deductible money you donate to us this year, the less money you'll owe Uncle Sam on future tax returns.

PS: Don't forget to check out new website to learn more about how much money your community provides in military aid to Israel and what that money could be used for instead.
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