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Friday, December 05, 2014

Obama mulling sanctions... against Israel

I guess when you're a lame duck, you can do whatever you please. President Obama, who has been doing his best to remove all sanctions against Iran is now mulling imposing them on Israel.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem.
The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which first reported on the meetings.
The possibility of sanctioning Israel for its ongoing construction sends a signal that the Obama administration is willing to go further in its denunciations of Israel then any previous White House.
At the same time, the White House is vigorously pushing Congress against passing new sanctions on Iran.
When asked to address the reports Thursday afternoon, Harf declined to take a stance.
“I’m obviously not going to comment one way or another on reported internal deliberations,” she said. “We’ve made clear our position on settlement activity publicly and that hasn’t changed.”
When pressed to address whether the White House has reached a point at which it believes its harsh rhetoric against Israel is not enough, Harf again demurred, stating that she would not “address hypotheticals.”
A White House National Security Council (NSC) official also would not comment on the report when contacted Thursday by the Washington Free Beacon.
And I just had to share this quip from my friend, Noah Pollak
“The Obama administration is against sanctions on Iran, but for them on Israel,” said Noah Pollak, executive director of the pro-Israel organization Emergency Committee for Israel. “Is [White House deputy national security adviser] Ben Rhodes wearing a green headband to work these days?”
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4 Comments:

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

If Israel is the enemy, then help is on the way!

As messed up as Israel is, the US administration is dangerously dumber than dumb.

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Inmemoryof Yossi said...

I wish they would all hurry up and rot in hell.

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Sometimes you have to call their bluff. The left is in love with its own Jew hatred even to the extent that they mimic the old nazi trope of 'dual loyalty'. Well I think they're pushing us to the point where that will actually be tested and the left might not be thrilled with the result. Oh they'll always have Jon Stewart but what if a million other people just pack up and leave?

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Dick Stanley said...

If he does impose sanctions, his party will be in the dumper for a generation.

 

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