In Brian Siegal’s March 5 opinion piece, Florida takes a stand in defense of Israel, he misses an obvious point.
While human-rights abuses are reprehensible wherever they happen, the U.S. government doesn’t provide unconditional financial, diplomatic and military aid to regimes like the ones in North Korea and Iran. In fact, it imposes sanctions on such governments.
Hence, Israel should not be receiving over $3 billion a year in annual military aid from the United States. But if our government refuses to abide by its own laws, then it’s the American public’s duty to protest the use of its tax dollars to support Israel’s well-documented human-rights abuses and its oppression of the Palestinians.