Bill Would Give Israel Veto Over US Arms Sales

A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill in the House that would effectively give Israel the power to veto US arms sales to countries in the Middle East. Since the UAE and Israel agreed to normalize relations, a possible F-35 sale to Abu Dhabi has caused concern in Congress over Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME).

The QME is mandated by US law and means Washington will ensure Israel maintains military superiority over its neighbors. Currently, it is up to Congress to ensure Israel’s QME. The new bill would require Israel to be consulted before any arms sales are made that could jeopardize the QME.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL). In a press release, Rep. Schneider said the bill would “require the President to consult with the Israeli government to ensure QME concerns are settled” regarding arms sales to Middle Eastern countries.

“Israel is our single most important ally in the Middle East, and Congress will not let any President undermine her security with unapproved weapons sales,” Schneider said. Seventeen other members of Congress sponsored the bill alongside Schneider.

Israel initially objected to the F-35 sale to the UAE, but has since submitted a wishlist of over $8 billion in advanced weaponry if the deal goes through. [Which was the real reason for the initial objection. So it could be withdrawn in return for the weapons Israel really wants.] Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in September about the deal. Esper vowed the US would maintain Israel’s QME.

Source: Antiwar.com

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Cowa Bunga
Cowa Bunga
2 months ago

So it’s treason then…

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
2 months ago
cechas vodobenikov
cechas vodobenikov
2 months ago

the US govt should consult with janitors in Topeka about burritos and missiles

Richard Wahd
Richard Wahd
2 months ago

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Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
2 months ago

The harlot riding the beast?

Eol Awki
Eol Awki
2 months ago

I’m sure that Russia and China will be happy to fill the gap.

NWOD
NWOD
2 months ago

US continues to spread its cheek for ZioNazi d**k and the traitors continue to get promoted.

All of this according the the very old plan.

nick1111
nick1111
2 months ago

Another Jew selling USA

ddearborn
ddearborn
2 months ago

Hmmm

These “laws” to protect and serve israel are literally acts of Treason by a Congress that is now owned lock stock and barrel by israel and controlled by the agents within the endless armies of jewish/zionist/israeli lobbies (agents) in America.

Israel is NOT our “ally” America and Americans owe israel NOTHING. On the contrary, israel owes America and Americans everything because without us they would not exist today….. When will israel the Jewish people begin to pay back the massive debts owed America and the American people? More importantly, when will the American people wake up to the fact that Washington is putting israel first last and always and not them?

Treason is aiding and abetting countries which have attacked or undermined the United States. Israel has been caught carrying out espionage against the United States more times since the wall came down then any other country in the world including China and Russia. Israel has been caught killing Americans many, many times times beginning in the early 1950’s with the Lavon affair. During the 1960’s with the assassination of JFK and his brother. Culminating the violence with israel’s attack on the USS Liberty. The Beruit bombing in the 80’s. 9-11 at the turn of the century. And israel’s ongoing arming of ISIS terrorists who have killed hundreds of American Soldiers which is still ongoing today. These are just the highlights of literally dozens of other terrorist attacks against America and Americans committed by israel.

fluttershield mlp
fluttershield mlp
2 months ago
Reply to  ddearborn

Hang Zionist traitors in public.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
2 months ago
ke4ram
ke4ram
2 months ago

Israel already has that. I live in the land of the free,,, the State of Floriduh (and there are others) where it is illegal to boycott or have an opinion of this little nation that differs with US government agenda. This unconstitutional piece of trash, (like thousands of others), was signed by the governdictator while visiting Israel. This is insulting to the people of America and Israel.

Jasonovich
Jasonovich
2 months ago

Further evidence the USA is a colony of Israel. We need another Tea Party!

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