But you cannot self-care yourself out of the massacring of a people. You cannot numb yourself out of it. It is of utmost importance that we are present for this, that we watch it unfold, and recognize the U.S. government’s support of Israel’s military moves. Since Israel was founded on May 14, 1948, the U.S. has been the nation’s biggest supplier of military aid. In total, the U.S. has contributed around $130 billion
with bipartisan support, more than any other country. In 2016, Democratic President Barack Obama agreed to a 10-year security assistance Memorandum of Understanding to Israel
, sending $3.8 billion to boost its advanced military capabilities anually. More recently, the Republican-majority House of Representatives passed a bill to provide $14.3 billion to Israel to aid
its war with Hamas, a bombardment that has killed more Palestinian civilians than Hamas forces and that has incited more anti-war protests from Israelis
and Jewish communities
in the U.S. than returned hostages.