© UnknownAnother picture of Palestine that puts the lie to Israel's claim of the moral high-ground.
A new report shows Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are receiving millions of dollars of funding from private U-S donors.

According to an investigation by the Israeli daily Haaretz, Americans are lavishly funding with tax-deductible dollars the same projects the Obama administration considers obstacles to peace. It says over 220 million dollars were channeled into the Israeli settlements between 2009 and 2013. The report says the donations coming from some 50 groups cover everything from the purchase of air conditioning units to supporting families of convicted Jewish terrorists.

Comment: These are private dollars, not the tax money that the U.S. government sends to Israel as 'aid'.

Hanenu is one such group that is said to be providing legal and financial support to Jews accused of killing and other violence against Palestinians. Haaretz has cited the Brooklyn-based Hebron Fund yet another US organization involved in funding Israeli settlers.