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4. November 2012

[Telepolis] Die Geldelite verselbständig

Die Geldelite verselbständigt sich
Hans-Jürgen Krysmanski, emeritierter Professor für Soziologie an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, erforscht seit vielen Jahren die Reichen und Supereichen. Nun hat er mit seinem Buch: „0,1 Prozent – Das Imperium der Milliardäre“, eine hochspannende Zusammenfassung seiner Arbeit vorgelegt.

4. November 2012

15 leaders of Christian groups sent a letter to Congress earlier this month asking for an investigation into whether military aid to Israel complies with U.S. law

This letter was sent to every member of Congress, it called for “an immediate investigation into possible violations by Israel of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act and the U.S. Arms Export Control Act.” Church leaders noted that those laws “respectively prohibit assistance to any country which engages in a consistent pattern of human rights violations and limit the use of U.S. weapons to ‘internal security’ or ‘legitimate self-defense.’” The letter goes on to “urge Congress to hold hearings to examine Israel’s compliance, and we request regular reporting on compliance and the withholding of military aid for non-compliance.”

Included among the signers were Rev. Gradye Parsons of the Presbyterian Church; Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Geoffrey Black of the United Church of Christ; and more.

The Carter Center commends the 15 Christian leaders who recently urged Congress to investigate human rights violations by Israelis against Palestinians that are obviously in violation of U.S. law.

Like these church leaders, The Carter Center has long been concerned about Israel’s disregard for stated U.S. policy. This is demonstrated by an unprecedented massive increase in encroachment on occupied Palestinian territory, with illegal settlement expansion during recent years.

„This is precluding the possibility of a two-state solution and endangers a peaceful future for both Israelis and Palestinians,“ said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, founder of The Carter Center.
Read the letter here


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