What Does it Mean for the US to Condition Aid to Israel?


In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart speaks with analyst Seth Binder about the technicalities of U.S. aid to Israel. They discuss the ways in which U.S. aid to Israel works differently from U.S. aid to other countries, the legal requirements & questions surrounding U.S. aid to Israeli military units that commit human rights abuses, and the question of whether, and in what ways, the debate over conditioning aid to Israel is changing.

Occupied Thoughts by FMEP · What Does it Mean for the US to Condition Aid to Israel?

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Recorded on April 25, 2024

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Peter Beinart is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is also a Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, a Contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, an Editor-at-Large at Jewish Currents, and an MSNBC Political Commentator.

Seth Binder is Director of Advocacy at the Middle East Democracy Center, a merger between POMED (Project on Middle East Democracy) & The Freedom Initiative. He is an expert in arms sales, authoritarianism, human rights, national security, security assistance and U.S. foreign aid and foreign policy.