"Israel stands to lose approximately $250 million of its $3.1 billion military aid package from the United States under the terms of the sequestration. The Jewish Week calls AIPAC's gambit to exempt these cuts a 'very risky strategy at a time when millions of Americans will be feeling the bite of the sequestration debacle,' which 'could easily backfire and damage Israel far more than any cuts in its very generous grant aid program.'"
But will it?
Is the US Congress so beholden to AIPAC and so insensitive to the impact on programs like Head Start for children, that it will give Israel's self-designated "defensive needs" priority over US domestic needs?
Thanks to End the Occupation and Code Pink, the American voters have an easy-to-understand marching order for their congressional representatives: "If you aren't saving Head Start, don't save Iron Dome."