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JoeOnly
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Travniki
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Military Aid to Israel

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Started: 9/5/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JoeOnly

Con

I will be arguing against military aid to Israel. My opponent is free to chose whether they would like to make the first argument.
Travniki

Pro

Although Israel doesn't really need US or other Western support as much as it used to, I think it is a beneficial thing. I won't make an argument to keep the number of rounds even between us.
Debate Round No. 1
JoeOnly

Con

JoeOnly forfeited this round.
Travniki

Pro

Western States should supply military Aid to Israel so they can be prepared to have a quick and effective response to Iran in the event that it develops Nuclear Weapons.
Debate Round No. 2
JoeOnly

Con

Military Aid to Israel is completely illegal under U.S. and International law, given Israel's egregious violations of human rights and international law.
The following is a small sample of the many reasons why military aid is illegal.
*Israel's over 500 000 settlements in the West Bank, violating a World Court Ruling in 2004, UN security Council resolutions 446 and 465, Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Conventions and even admitted to be illegal by leading the Israeli architects of settlement policy such as former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. The World Court made clear that any state aiding the maintenance of these settlements is in contravention of international law.
*congressional legislation banning military aid to regimes with undeclared nuclear weapons
*Israel's record of "torture... prolonged detention without charges and trial... flagrant denials of the right to life, liberty, or the security of people," according to the State Department, making military aid illegal under U.S. law given the Foreign Assistance Act, the Arms Export Control Act, and international law under the Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

Whatever you think of the Iranian regime - which hasn't invaded any of its neighbors, unlike Israel which has done so repeatedly under false pretexts - military aid to Israel is flat out criminal.
Iran's nuclear program - the bogeyman my opponent offers in support of military aid - is far less egregious than Israel's. Whereas U.S. intelligence agencies deny Iranian attempts to develop a nuclear weapon, and deride the notion it would ever risk obliteration by using one, Israel has 200-300 nuclear war heads, and on several occasions, e.g. the 1973 war, had almost prompted a nuclear war, through the U.S. Of course Israel's nuclear weapons program is completely closed to even minimal international inspection, being a non-signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and is illegal given repeated UN general assembly resolutions calling for a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East
Travniki

Pro

Travniki forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Deathbeforedishonour 4 years ago
Deathbeforedishonour
Good luck to Con. Israel should be giving Gaza aid!
Posted by InsertNameHere 4 years ago
InsertNameHere
Go con! I'm very against Israel getting military aid.
Posted by brian_eggleston 4 years ago
brian_eggleston
Good luck with this as most members of DDO are staunch supporters of America's support for Israel's cowardly military attacks on innocent men, women and children in Palestine.
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