Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV CONDEMNS SAUDIS, CALLS FOR US TROOP WITHDRAWAL

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) has once again called for withdrawal of all US troops from Saudi Arabia. The announcement was made by JWV National Commander Bernard Becker following Saudi Arabia's refusal to grant the US permission to use Saudi air bases as part of preparations for military action in the fight against terrorism. "The US has put its troops in the way of danger on behalf of the Saudis time and again, and each time the Saudis repay us this way," National Commander Becker said. "When 19 Marines were killed in the bombing of the Khobar Apartments, they refused to let the FBI come in to conduct a full investigation. They've refused to share their data on that attack with us, and now they won't help with our military preparations." Becker also said it was time for President Bush to make it clear to the world that he meant what he said- "Nations that will not cooperate with us in this effort will be regarded as hostile." "The US has to be certain that its coalition partners are serious about stopping terrorism," Becker concluded, "not just in keeping it away from their own countries."

JWV is dedicated to America's veterans. Through its hospital, rehabilitation and veterans' service programs, JWV assists the Veterans' Service Offices in major cities throughout the country. JWV supports the underprivileged, homeless, and handicapped of our nation through a variety of civic betterment projects, including low-cost, federally subsidized senior citizens housing. JWV also works to combat anti-Semitism and bigotry. JWV supports American youth through scouting, scholarships and anti-drug programs. The organization supports strong U.S.-Israeli relations by sponsoring two Allied Veterans' Missions to Israel each year. JWV is a familiar presence on Capitol Hill, providing its opinions on matters of National Defense and the Armed Forces.

 

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