‘Different rules’: special policies keep US supplying weapons to Israel despite alleged abuses
Revealed: review of internal state department documents shows special mechanisms have been used to shield Israel from US human rights laws
“When the Leahy law was first passed in 1997, it was designed with Central America and Colombia in mind. The US was providing hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to combat narco-traffickers and insurgents, but human rights groups were documenting serious human rights abuses by Colombian military and police units. While the state department does not publicly announce when it targets specific foreign units, experts say they believe it has been effective in Central America, Colombia, Nepal and other countries.
Israel, they say, is the outlier.”Posted on 2024-01-19T05:09:21+0000