Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Obama: $221 Million to Palestinians

Obama was busy giving your money away till the very end of his presidency. He was also doing what he could to undermine Israel.

From the Associated Press:

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office.

In addition to the $221 million for the Palestinians, the Obama administration also told Congress on Friday it was going ahead with the release of another $6 million in foreign affairs spending, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations, the congressional aides said. The aides and the State Department official weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.

...The Palestinian funding is likely to draw anger from some in Congress as well as the Trump White House. Trump has vowed to be a strong supporter of Israel and has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington next month.
Still waiting to see that video the Los Angeles Times has of Obama paying tribute to his good friend and Israel opponent Rashid Khalidi.

Of course, it is irrelevant now. We know where Obama stood on Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He was openly hostile to Israel, so hostile that he gave our tax dollars to a group to influence the Israeli election. Obama really did not like Benjamin Netanyahu.

Unlike Obama, Trump promises to stand with Israel.

That's good.

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