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
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Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Iran sanctions regime, Obama's dream, Obama's obsession with Israel