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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Breaking: Blame it on Ileana

And now we know who is responsible for the $200 million in US aid that the 'Palestinian Authority' did not get over the weekend: Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is holding back nearly $200 million in humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) is keeping her House of Representatives committee from considering approval of $192 million in humanitarian program assistance, two Capitol Hill sources said.

The money is separate from assistance to the Palestinian Authority, $200 million of which has already been distributed, and instead is earmarked for nongovernmental groups.

Such holds on NGO money have been held in the past pending oversight to show that the NGOs are not working with terrorist groups. Ros-Lehtinen in recent weeks has expressed concern that a tentative agreement to unite the Palestinian Authority with Hamas is already in effect. Hamas is the U.S.-designated terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip.

The Americans for Peace Now website is reporting that other House Republicans also are holding the money, and that Republicans in the House and Senate are holding $150 million in security assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

Republicans and Democrats have warned that such money may be withheld if the Palestinians do not pull back from their attempt to gain statehood recognition through the United Nations and absent peace talks with Israel.
Thank you Ileana!

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At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama White House desparate to get frozen money unfrozen for PA--after all, the PA is only trashing Oslo, attemptinog to extort an American ally (well, they are Zionists after all, c'mon) and honoring terrorists (well, "activists" engaged in "resistance" against "Likud intransigence")--so why cause problems for "partners in peace"??



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