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Israel’s Secret Arsenal: It’s Not So Secret Anymore

FEW AMERICANS ARE AWARE of the fact that no U.S. government official, to include congressmen, can in any way mention or discuss Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which is estimated by some observers to consist of as many as 200 tactical nuclear weapons which can be delivered on target by air, land or sea.

Costs to the U.S.

Our uniquely massive support for Israel has cost trillions of dollars and multitudes of lives..

The Role of Lobbies

The Israel lobby is one of the most powerful and pervasive special interest groups in the United States. It consists of a multitude of powerful institutions and individuals that work to influence Congress, the president, academia, the media, religious institutions, and American public opinion on behalf of Israel..

Media Distortion

U.S. media coverage of Israel-Palestine is consistently Israel-centric. Palestinian deaths – which in virtually all cycles of violence occur first and in far greater numbers – are reported at far lower rates than Israeli deaths..

USS Liberty Attack

On June 8, 1967, 34 American servicemen were killed and 174 were wounded during an Israeli attack on the USS Liberty..

Israel-Palestine Conflict

For centuries there was no such conflict. In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by a multicultural population – approximately 86 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 4 percent Jewish – living in peace..

News from the Middle East

For the latest news from the region, visit our News from The Middle East section. For a complete chronological list of deaths among both Israelis and Palestinians since 2000 go here. Since, as studies show, U.S. news coverage of Israel-Palestine is consistently Israel-centric, we will try to provide “the Missing Headlines” – news that is often missing from mainstream media. […]

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