Do you hear that Finland, or are you going to hide behind EU skirts once again?

Finland is notorious for not standing up for the right thing because it has embedded itself with international bodies such as the EU and UN. I understand the importance of self interests directly connected with self survival, but there comes a time when you simply have to stand for something, and buck the system.

US Senators: ‘EU Plans to Label Israeli Products Mere Figleaf for Boycott’

Bipartisan Senate Effort to Stop EU’s plan to assist its residents in, effectively, boycotting Israeli products.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Photo Credit: YouTube screen capture

Sometime in the near future the EU is expected to publish guidelines on consumer labeling of all Israeli products produced over the so-called “Green Line,” the armistice line created when the war against the nascent Jewish State ended.

The EU considers all Jewish cities and towns over the pre-1967 lines to be illegal. As such, anything produced, grown or packaged in either eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria or the Golan Heights will be labeled so that consumers can more easily boycott those products.

The guidelines will be published by the office of Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief. No vote is required for this measure to be taken.

There is pushback to that labeling plan coming not only from Israel, but also from many members of the U.S. Senate.

Three dozen U.S. Senators sent a letter to Mogherini, decrying the decision of the European Union to place labels on all those products imported into the EU which are produced beyond the “Green Line.”

The bipartisan letter, co-sponsored by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), calls on the EU to refrain from this labeling effort which, they explained, is a mere cover for boycotting Israeli products.

“As allies, elected representatives of the American people, and strong supporters of Israel, we urge you not to implement this labeling policy, which appears intended to discourage Europeans from purchasing these products and promote a de-facto boycott of Israel, a key ally and the only true democracy in the Middle East,” the letter states.

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The fruits of Obama’s antisemitism and anti-Israel hatred.

This is how far US-Israel relations have sunk, that the IDF has to warn its soldiers not to become targets of CIA operatives trying to cull traitors into its web to spy on the Jewish state.

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IDF warns soldiers against CIA recruitment efforts

Illustrative image of soldiers belonging to the IDF's ultra-Orthodox Netzah Yehuda unit. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

Illustrative image of soldiers belonging to the IDF’s ultra-Orthodox Netzah Yehuda unit. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

Unusual letter issued by Military Intelligence calls on all soldiers and officers to ‘remain alert and report any unusual incidents’

November 1, 2015, 5:59 pm

MMilitary Intelligence has issued a letter warning all soldiers and officers in the Israel Defense Forces against attempts by the American Central Intelligence Agency to recruit Israeli soldiers.

“Be alert and report any unusual incidents,” the letter urged, according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday.

In the letter, Military Intelligence described a case that took place in 2012 when Israelis who served in sensitive and confidential roles were grilled for hours when they traveled to the United States.

According to a report on the case published in the Hebrew-language daily Yedioth Ahronoth, American interrogators, presumably CIA operatives, tried to convince the Israelis to join the ranks of the spy agency.

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They’re guilty as hell……..


How Obama and Kerry caused the stabbing terror spree in Israel.

Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

Before the Muslim terror stabbing spree, Netanyahu had made repeated efforts to meet with the leader of the PLO. And for once, Abbas, the PLO leader, had not been averse to a meeting.

Instead it was Secretary of State John Kerry who told Abbas not to meet with Netanyahu.

Abbas went to the UN and disavowed the Oslo Accords. The first Muslim stabbings of Jews, with the encouragement of the PLO, began a few days later.

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Because Kerry is such a douche bag and no friend of Israel.

Washington Free Beacon:

US walks back criticism of Israel security response to terror wave

Israeli security forces stand guard in front of the Damascus Gate near the Old City of Jerusalem

Israeli security forces stand guard in front of the Damascus Gate near the Old City of Jerusalem. (photo credit:AFP PHOTO)

Washington– Israel has a right to defend itself and the United States has not determined its law enforcement has used “excessive force” against Palestinians amid the recent wave of violence sweeping the country, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Thursday.

Kirby’s comments came one day after he said the State Department had seen credible reports of the use of such force.

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Tundra Tabloid readers are invited to call the principal of school in question, and politely ask why they would allow a professional Jew hater (and islamonazi) into their school to propagandize their students.

Beverly J. Martin Elementary School: If you would like to speak with our principal, Susan Eschbach please call 607-274-2209.

NOTE: Listen up fellow Americans, you have to act, you have to get as motivated as our opposition is, otherwise you’re going to see all of the values you hold dear, slip away, but not before you are relentlessly pummeled for holding those values and views.

Anti-Israel Propaganda – Now, in US Elementary School

The trickle-down effect: Palestinian with terror links speaks to third graders in Ithaca, NY about ‘Israeli oppression.’

By Tova Dvorin First Publish: 9/21/2015, 4:32 PM

Young children (illustrative)

Young children (illustrative)
Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Anti-Israel propaganda has long been a problem on US university campuses – but now it has trickled down to the elementary school level.

Infamous Palestinian Arab “activist” Bassem Tamimi spoke at an Ithaca, NY elementary school on Friday to present to third-graders a presentation on the “suffering” of Palestinian Arab children in Israel.

Tamimi’s visit to Beverly J. Martin Elementary was arranged via anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold, the current head of the North American branch of Sabeel International – an anti-Israel Christian organization actively working to skew Christian dominations toward divestment resolutions against the Jewish state.

Gold and Tamimi met in late 2014, during the former’s visit to the Palestinian Authority (PA) town of Bil’in; she has since then become Tamimi’s official agent for international trips to hawk anti-Israel propaganda. Gold proudly posted a photo from his visit to the school on Facebook.

Tamimi is infamous for using his young children as props in anti-IDF mediafilms; he was convicted in 2012 for orchestrating rock-throwing attacks from the rooftops of the Arab settlement of Nabi Saleh.

One of his relatives, Ahlam Tamimi, personally brought the suicide bomber Izzadin Al-Masri by taxi and bus through the security checkpoints and into Jerusalem to the site of the Sbarro restaurant and fled the scene after instructing Al-Masri not to explode until she was safe. This attack at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem in August of 2001 was one of the deadliest terror attacks in Israel’s history, and it took place during the Second Intifada, also known as the Oslo War. 15 people were killed in the Sbarro attack, including five members of the Schijveschuurder family from the community of Neria in Binyamin and 130 wounded, including one young mother who has never regained consciousness.

Ahlan Tamimi has been filmed expressing her pleasure over her role in killing innocent Jews during the attack, and has been hailed as a Palestinian hero – even more so after being released as part of the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal.

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They all are a bunch of Israel haters.

Blumenthal is nearly as radical as his son, Max, who has compared the Israelis to the Nazis and called for the destruction of the state of Israel outright. And yes, Sidney sent Max’s work to Hillary.


The release of the latest tranche of Hillary Clinton emails from her private server while she was Secretary of State reveals her State Department’s long-standing anti-Israel bias.

Not only does a wildly disproportionate amount of correspondence concern Israel, but much of it comes from rabidly anti-Israel smear artist Sidney Blumenthal, who routinely sent Hillary articles from left-leaning media criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

On May 17, 2010, Blumenthal wrote Hillary a direct email excoriating Israel for barring anti-Israel psychotic Noam Chomsky. Blumenthal wrote:

His political views may be ridiculous or objectionable, though he is the greatest linguistic scholar in the world, but barring him for his political opinions has created a needless PR disaster, not least for the US, as he is, after all, a US citizen, and a very prominent one internationally. It is unfortunate on every level. And the US should not be a passive onlooker. He is a US citizen barred for his political views, after. This story is splashed across the European press this morning. Not what anyone needs, yes, yes, like a hole in the head, and bone stupid, but the US effort to gain entry should be part of the story. This incident can be profitable if Israel understands it should not be doing this to US or European critics in the future. This is a downward slope, bad news for everyone involved.

Hillary’s response: “Pls print 3 copies.” The same day, Blumenthal sent Hillary a piece from the New York Review of Books critical of Israel. Blumenthal blasted “The hysterical tone of much of Israeli leadership and US Jewish community.” Hillary’s response: “Pls print 3 copies.”

In May 2010, after Israeli forces boarded a terrorist flotilla aimed at the Gaza Strip, Clinton’s email box filled with anti-Israel critiques from other members of the State Department, as well as media members like Daniel Kurtzer of The Washington Post. On May 31, Blumenthal and Clinton had an email exchange about an article concerning Netanyahu’s reaction to the Gaza flotilla—naturally, from left-wing Israeli outlet Ma’ariv. The article painted Netanyahu as wildly unflattering toward the United States, even though the prime minister strongly denied all allegations in the article. Clinton wrote to Blumenthal, “Are you up? Can I call?” That same day, Blumenthal sent his ridiculously anti-Israel observations:

First observation: Bibi’s Entebbe in reverse. The father, Benzion Netanyahu, 100 years old, secretary to Jabotinsky, and denounced as too radical by Begin, adored his son Yoni, heroically killed at Entebbe. Benyamin has never measured up….The raid on the ship to Gaza resembles the raid on Entebbe, except that there are no hostages, no guns, it’s not in Africa, and it’s a Fiasco; otherwise, it’s Entebbe…whatever the outcome of such a raid, one of the inevitable ones would be the death of the peace process, such as it is, on the very eve of Bibi’s scheduled visit to Obama, which would have been, under any circumstance, in light of the raid, profoundly humiliating for the president. Or are the Israelis bone stupid? I don’t think so. Cheers, Sid.

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The master of disaster does it again.

If not for the feckless GOP (RINO) phony leadership, this, and many other of Obama’s “successes” would never have happened. Like I keep saying, this is the perfect storm in politics, a hard boiled leftist radical as a president, and tepid, unitelligent, back stabbing GOP opposition “leadership” who never fail to whine and complain that they’re only 1/2 (now fully) of 1/3 of the government, and Obama has a pen.’ It’s something that you’ll never hear a Democrat say, ever.

Obama and the world

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on MSNBC today claiming the deal would prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, even as every Sunni regime scrambles to arm themselves against the coming Iranian bomb.


Senator Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 2% of Maryland just became the deciding Democat vote to push President Obama’s nuclear sellout to Iran through Congress.

“No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime. I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal,” said Mikulski in a statement, having apparently missed the part where President Obama admitted his deal put Iran only about ten years away, at most, from having a nuclear bomb.

Thanks to a special deal worked out by Republicans, President Obama needed only a handful of Senators to push his deal through. “Mikulski’s backing gives supporters the margin they need to uphold an expected Obama veto of a congressional resolution of disapproval that Republicans hope to pass later this month,” the Associated Press notes. “And it spells failure for opponents of the international agreement who sought to foil it by turning Congress against it. Leading that effort were Israel and its allies in the U.S., who failed to get traction after spending millions of dollars trying.”

As the AP goes on to note, the ability of the American people to influence this process through representative government was always an illusion anyway: “Even if Congress were able to pass the disapproval resolution, it can’t stop the deal, which was agreed to among Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. In July, the U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed the nuclear deal, approving a resolution that would lift the international sanctions on Iran in 90 days.”

As more than one observer has noted, the Iranian Parliament has considerably more sway over this deal, and receives a great deal more legal and rhetorical respect from its executive branch, than the American Congress does. The truly entertaining act of this farce will begin when the Iranian legislature starts knocking down every bit of the “deal” they still find inconvenient, or the Iranian military simply ignores those bits.

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Sir Winston Churchill did everything in his power to convince FDR to finally engage the US in hostilities against the Third Reich, having to deal with the multi layered Democrat buffer around that president then, as Israeli PM Netanyahu now. The big difference being, while FDR was a full fledged Democrat regressive statist, he didn’t hate America, nor the UK.

Comment: Netanyahu emulates Churchill in trying to influence US policy to protect Israel


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is acting properly in lobbying against the Iran deal.  And President Obama is acting improperly in accusing him of interfering in American foreign policy and suggesting that no other foreign leader has ever tried to do so:  “I do not recall a similar example.”

President Obama is as wrong about American history as he is about policy.  Many foreign leaders have tried to influence US foreign policy when their national interests are involved.  Lafayette tried to get the United States involved in the French Revolution, as the early colonists sought support from France in their own revolution.  Winston Churchill appeared in front of Congress and lobbied heavily to have America change its isolationist policy during the run up to the Second World War.  Nor can President Obama claim ignorance about recent events, when he himself sent David Cameron, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, to lobby Congress in favor of the Iran Deal.  Recently, Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, lobbied us with regard to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s nation has a far greater stake in the Iran Deal than most of the countries that negotiated it.  But Israel was excluded from the negotiations.  Any leader of Israel would and should try to exercise whatever influence he might have in the ongoing debate over the deal.

There can be no question that Israel is the primary intended target of Iran’s quest for a nuclear arsenal.  Recall that Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former Prime Minister of Iran, has described Israel as a one bomb state that could be destroyed instantaneously, and that even if Israel retaliated, it would not destroy Iran or Islam.  No similar threats have been made against Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia or China.  Although the United States is still regarded by Iran as the “Great Satan”, it has less to fear from an Iranian nuclear arsenal than does Israel.

Does President Obama really believe that Israeli leaders are required to remain silent and simply accept the consequences of a deal that puts its population at risk?  As Prime Minister Netanyahu has repeatedly said, Israel is not Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakia too was excluded from the negotiations that led to its dismemberment, but it had no ability to influence the policies of the negotiating nations.  Nor did it have the ability to defend itself militarily, as Israel does.

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A chess move to thwart Obama?

IAF thumbs up

Back channels tell me it might be an Israeli response in not wanting to get too tied down with military exercises that would diminish their military responsive capabilities vis-a-vis Iran. If they do sign on to some exercise, it will be on their terms alone. They don’t trust Obama as far as they can spit, nor should you.

Report: Israel Refusing US Invite to Joint Military Exercises

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Boogie Yaalon (R) hugs with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter before departing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on July 21, 2015
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Boogie Yaalon (R) hugs with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter before departing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on July 21, 2015
Photo Credit: David Azagury/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

( The first operational consequences of the bitter dispute between Israel and the White House on the Iran agreement have begun to pop their ugly heads, as Israel is refusing extensive US offers of military and security cooperation, IsraelDefense and Makor Rishon columnist Amir Rapaport reported.

At this point, Israel is refusing to participate in a massive joint training exercise with the US military, scheduled for 2016.

The exercise, code-named Juniper Cobra 2016, was expected to include a long list of cooperative activities, and to include the US-financed Israeli missile defense system, which is partially based on American capabilities.

Over the past few weeks, Rapaport says Israel, in an unprecedented manner, has been doubtful as to its willingness to participate—compared to previous times, when the IDF went out of its way to take part in joint exercises, and, in 2012, complained bitterly that it was being kept out of a key NATO summit meeting in Chicago because of Turkey’s objection.


It tells you what kind of age we live in when we wait on the edge of our seats for someone nicked named “Chucky Schmucky” to do the right thing and help stave off another holocaust of the Jews.

Will Jewish Democrats Sink the Iran Deal?

(Drew Angerer/Getty)

by MONA CHAREN July 31, 2015 12:00 AM

‘Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal,” headlines the Times of Israel. The members — Senator Charles Schumer, Representative Steve Israel, Representative Eliot Engel, Representative Adam Schiff, Representative Nita Lowey, Senator Ben Cardin, and Representative Ted Deutch — are all Democrats. They must choose between loyalty to their party’s president, and concern about what the deal portends for Israeli and American security.

There are long and short answers to the question: “Why are Jews liberal?” The long answer traces back to the Enlightenment in Europe when parties of the right were monarchist and anti-Semitic, while parties of the left favored pluralism and religious freedom. I don’t buy the long argument. Tsar Alexander III, who instigated pogroms against the Jews, is long dead. So is Napoleon, who liberated them. In the meantime, Jews have suffered under Communists, who proved just as cruel as the monarchists.

Jewish liberals often explain that their views spring from Jewish tradition, which admonishes the Jewish people to engage in “tikkun olam” or “healing the world.” I’m skeptical. Tikkun olam is traditionally understood as adhering faithfully to the commandments (keeping kosher, visiting the sick, and observing the Sabbath, for example), the better to prepare the world for the messianic age. Many of those who brandish the Hebrew phrase today have commandeered it to bolster support for same-sex marriage, government-run health care, and the rest of the progressive agenda — an interpretation that would, to quote the immortal words of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, “cross a rabbi’s eyes.”

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Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldIn the recent Israeli election campaign, the reparation of Israeli-American relations was touted by many as being a priority for the incoming government. This claim, as formulated, however, is sufficiently deceptive to warrant being assessed in greater detail.

The election platform of the Zionist Union, for instance, began by claiming that the party would, “rescue Israel from its international isolation, restore our relations with the United States and Europe, and unite the world in our war against terrorism and aggression.”1

The platform mentions three different subjects, and each one merits a detailed discussion. Therefore, it would be best to leave the topics of Israeli-European relations and the war on terror aside, and focus on the main issue: the reparation of Israel’s relations with the United States.

Shortly before being re-elected, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited, for the third time, to speak before the US Congress. Even though not all congressional members attended his speech, the great majority who did so gave him twenty-two standing ovations.2 That is not an issue which requires any reparation. This does not belie the fact, however, that the manner in which the invitation to speak to Congress was extended to Netanyahu contained a strong element of insult to Obama.

The real problem doesn’t lie in Israel’s relationship with the United States, but rather in its relationship with President Barack Obama. In order to determine whether this could be improved, one has to analyze Obama’s politics and behavior.

Before Obama’s re-election in November 2012, a certain balance was maintained by Obama in his relationship with Israel. His administration had been supportive of Israel after an initial lukewarm period. Such backing was expressed by supplying military equipment to Israel, cooperation in fighting the cyberwar, and in broad strategic collaboration. At the time, the alliance was praised by Israel’s senior leaders. One of Obama’s very negative points, however, was how he whitewashed the reality of radical Islam.3

Obama came to Israel on an official state visit in March 2013. After his visit, 39% of Israelis polled said their opinion of him had changed for the better, and only 2% said it had changed for the worse.4

A current assessment of Obama’s standing with the Israeli public finds it to be far more negative. In mid-December 2014, a Panels Research poll asked respondents who was to blame for the deterioration in relations between the United States and Israel: 39% answered Obama, 29% said Netanyahu, and 25% blamed both. A Times of Israel poll in late February found that 72% of Israelis have no faith in Obama’s capability to prevent Iran from getting the nuclear bomb, up from January’s 64%. Only 33% of respondents polled viewed Obama favorably, while 59% saw him unfavorably. In short, Obama’s speechwriters at the time of his visit did a great job providing him with the appropriate rhetoric, which Obama successfully employed. Today, however, the illusions regarding Obama have worn off and the majority of Israelis do not trust the American president.5

Beyond these popular sentiments, there are additional facts that have come to light. Over the past few years, the enormous criminality emerging from parts of the Muslim world has further increased, culminating in the creation of the so-called “Islamic State”, or IS. Obama absurdly claimed that IS is “not Islamic” because, “no religion condones the killing of innocents.”6

The dishonest politician is a common phenomenon. As far as American presidents are concerned, one only has to think about Nixon and Watergate, or about George W. Bush and his claim of the existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction as a reason to go to war. In both cases, the average citizen did not have access to the real facts. This is not the case with Obama’s statement regarding IS. Any reasonably informed individual knows that the murderous and extremist IS movement is one among several currents of Islam, and claims a substantial number of adherents and sympathizers. If that were not so, the United States wouldn’t have considered it necessary to go to war against IS.

Another recent deceptive remark by Obama concerned the killings in Paris, perpetrated by Muslims. Obama said that, “it is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” The murderer who killed four Jews at the Paris Hyper Cacher supermarket, however didn’t shoot “randomly”, as Obama claims, but rather purposely chose the Hyper Cacher as his place of attack because it was a kosher store, frequented by Jewish customers.7

The American president’s distorted views are also evident from his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2013. Obama stated that, “in the near term, America’s diplomatic efforts will focus on two particular issues: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.”8 There were however many other more important issues in Middle East than the latter, which warranted American attention, such as the many thousands being murdered across Syria and Iraq, a fact which was clearly evident then, and even more so now.

A recent example of Obama’s ongoing manipulations was his 2015 Easter address where he said, “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that’s a topic for another day.”9 Many will remember that Obama and his wife Michelle were married by Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a Christian pastor in Chicago. Obama and his family were members of Wright’s congregation for twenty years. In 2008, this Christian inciter-pastor said, inter alia, that African-Americans should not sing “God Bless America”, but rather, “God Damn America”, this while the Obamas were still congregants of Wright’s church.10

It has become increasingly clear that the disparity between Obama’s claims and the truth is integral to his politics and has become increasingly prevalent. All of those who speak about repairing Israel’s relations with the United States — which de facto means relations with Obama — should explain how they would want to achieve this goal, other than by appeasement and concessions to the Palestinians, which would cause Israel substantial harm, and for which it would pay dearly in the future.11


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While Sen.McCain is indeed a military hero, as a politician he’s been a disaster. Israel is not ”going rogue” if it decides to take out Iranian nukes sites by itself, on the contrary, it’s fighting for its very survival like any other state would faced with such an existential threat.

H/T: Vlad via: Alternet



This is the result of accepting the fraudulent argument that the areas of Judea and Samaria are ”occupied” and that Israel has no right to them. It’s a complete lie regurgitated in the manner of J. Goebbals, long and hard whenever/wherever possible.

Here is the truth:

The Next Crisis? United States Might Limit Aid to Israel by Amount it Spends on Settlements

MARCH 24, 2015 9:04 PM 15 COMMENTS

Author: David Daoudstates

The State Department might be attempting to limit the loan guarantees Israel receives from the United States, based on Israel’s expenditures on West Bank settlements, according to an Israeli media report published on Tuesday.

Israel’s Walla news said that the State Department will be submitting a brief to Congress detailing Israel’s investment in settlements over recent years – purportedly in the billions of dollars.

Officials familiar with the report currently being formulated told Walla that after this move in Congress, Israel might remain with a “very limited” amount of financial guarantees. The effect of offsetting the guarantees would only be felt by Israel when it actually seeks to use them, for example when there is an economic or security crisis. The last time Israel sought to use its loan guarantees from the US was a decade ago, in 2005.

US government officials have been debating how to treat the sensitive report. According to Walla, Secretary Kerry and others recommended a delay in its publication so as to not be perceived as attempting to influence the elections in Israel last week. “People were afraid that if the report was leaked before the elections, it would look like an attempt to influence them, though in reality there is no connection between this report and the other crises between Obama and Netanyahu,” claimed an American official who was involved in the process. The official added that “this is a technical matter that was derived from an agreement that was reached during President Bush’s term in office. This has nothing to do with Netanyahu and Obama, but is related to Israel’s general policy to invest in settlements.”

The method of offsetting aid by Israel’s expenditures on settlements is nothing new. In 2003, in the wake of Prime Minister Sharon’s investment in settlements, the Bush Administration announced that it would offset Israel’s loan guarantees by about $300 million. At the time, Israel was in critical need of the guarantees in light of the recession caused by the Second Intifada. And in 2005, the United States and Israel agreed that Israel’s financial guarantees would be reduced by the amount it spent on settlement building.

A US official noted that after the offsetting of funds that the Bush Administration carried out, Israel was left with $3.8 Billion in available funds, saying that, “it is not clear how much of this amount will be deducted now following the State Department’s report. But, as soon as the report is delivered to Congress, it will cause turmoil.”

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Obama’s sanctimony is utterly nauseating.

Ron Ben-Yishai Helsinki

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Ron Ben-Yishai

US accusations of Israeli espionage – why now?

Analysis: The Obama administration has launched a media blitz against Netanyahu, fearing a narrow right-wing government that could be a potential ‘nightmare’ for the US.

Published: 03.24.15, 15:11 / Israel Opinion

The accusations from the US over Israeli espionage, published Monday in The Wall Street Journal, are unfair and even a little ridiculous.

The American administration and the government official who leaked the information are well aware that Israel is capable of obtaining this information in a completely legitimate manner from those party to the negotiations with the Iranians, as well as through other legitimate means within the intelligence community. It is no secret that Israel has its ways of knowing what is happening in Iran and in the talks Iran and its representative abroad are conducting.

Netanyahu and Obama at the White House, September 2013 (Photo: AP)
Netanyahu and Obama at the White House, September 2013 (Photo: AP)

What is unacceptable for Israel should also be unacceptable for the US. The article specifically states that the United States intercepted Israeli transmissions and from there decided that Israel supposedly “spied” on the US. Is it acceptable for the Americans, who do not face direct security threats, to spy on a Middle Eastern ally? And can the ally, Israel, which does face a direct security threat from Iran, therefore not take a closer look at what the US is doing behind its back?

But beyond the question of fairness and morality, it is important to understand that the reports of alleged Israeli espionage are part of a campaign waged by the United States, with a clear political purpose. This is not just a political vendetta against Benjamin Netanyahu, but a calculated political move by the Obama administration that was planned long before the Israeli elections, in case Netanyahu won.

Netanyahu is facing a media blitz against him being managed by the White House. His speech to Congress, the announcement there would be no Palestinian state during his tenure (that he has that he has since walked back), and his comments against Israeli Arabs, for which he apologized on Monday, all provide the administration with ammunition to discredit Netanyahu, and insult him as the US president was insulted when the prime minister defied him and went to speak in Washington.

Behind this media campaign, the administration is hiding deep concerns regarding two issues: the danger that Israel will torpedo the nuclear agreement with Iran and the fear that a narrow right-wing government in Israel will lead to an even larger and more violent conflict with the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza.

The US is worried that a defiant right-wing Israeli government will push it to veto all kinds of resolutions at the UN as well as those by American allies in Europe, and, even worse, spark a conflict with many American Jews. Senior Democratic Party officials have warned Obama not to allow Netanyahu to cause a rift with the Jews who will support the party in the next presidential elections in 2016.

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This is what Obama has wanted for a long time now.

TV report: Obama left PM ‘with impression US will abandon Israel at UN’

Israeli sources detail president’s ‘difficult’ 30-minute post-election call to Netanyahu, posit grave scenarios for diplomatic rupture

March 20, 2015, 9:10 pm Updated: March 20, 2015, 9:56 pm 257
US President Barack Obama, November 13, 2014 (photo credit: AFP/Christophe Archambault)

US President Barack Obama, November 13, 2014 (photo credit: AFP/Christophe Archambault)

Prresident Barack Obama’s supposed congratulatory call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, two days after the Likud leader triumphed in Israel’s elections, was actually a bitter 30-minute conversation, Israel’s two main TV news stations reported Friday night

Quoting unnamed Israeli sources, they said the president made clear he didn’t believe Netanyahu was genuinely supportive of a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, and that he indicated that the US would no longer automatically support Israel at the United Nations.

According to a Channel 10 read out on the call, indeed, Obama left Netanyahu with “the impression that he intends to abandon Israel at the UN.”

The United States has actually been considering a reevaluation of ties with Israel, including its automatic support for the Jewish state at the United Nations Security Council, for at least four months, the Israeli sources also told Channel 2. Although the White House claims the reassessment was prompted by Netanyahu’s remarks on Monday in which he rejected the establishment of a Palestinian state — and which he walked back Thursday — that is not the case, according to the officials.

The threat to reassess relations was reported widely this week and, according to the TV reports, was issued directly to Netanyahu on Thursday by Obama in the call.

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A deal between nations is still a treaty regardless of what name you call it.

Obama regularly skirts congress to implement his radical transformative agenda, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he plans to do so now. He treats the separation of powers like toilet paper.


In the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s big electoral win on Tuesday, the Obama administration reportedly seeks to use the United Nations as a club with which to beat those recalcitrant Jews into line.

According to Foreign Policy, the Obama administration may stop blocking United Nations efforts to “call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement” between Israelis and Palestinians. The fact that the United Nations wants to force Israel, a fully functioning diverse democracy, into negotiating with a terrorist regime led by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas demonstrates the moral bankruptcy of the institution. But more importantly, it demonstrates that President Obama’s big power grab is just beginning.

When Obama took office, some on the conservative right worried deeply about the possibility of Obama utilizing the United Nations in order to cram down internationalist leftism on Americans. Books and articles emerged talking up the threat of Agenda 21, a non-binding plan from the United Nations designed to create “sustainable development” – code for dramatic regulation of anything that could impact the environment.


Skirting US congress will also be his objective, but might prove to be a bridge to far.

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Obama Lays Down Punishment on Netanyahu

Obama administration officials announce the US may agree to UN draft resolution ordering two-state solution, after Netanyahu victory.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may have just scored a large victory at home, but Israel’s relations with the United States could be on the brink.

The administration of President Barack Obama was particularly prickled by Netanyahu’s assertion on Monday that he no longer supports the two-state solution as well as continued building in Judea and Samaria.

Adding insult to injury for the US was Netanyahu’s comment on election day itself that Israelis must rally to the polls to combat the large number of Arabs going to vote.

As a result, the Obama administration is now carefully weighing whether to agree to a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council, which calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel’s withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, along with mutually agreed land swaps.

The resolution would also oblige Israel to immediately enter into negotiations with the Palestinian Authority prior to a final peace agreement between both sides.

Several administration officials said Thursday the Obama administration may be likely to agree to the passage of the UN Security Council resolution.

“The premise of our position internationally has been to support direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” a senior White House official told the New York Times.

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Obama’s enormous ego begs to differ.

Oh, and the letter crafted by Sen.Cotton and signed by 47 Republican senators (which should have been signed by all of them), wasn’t delivered to Iran, it was addressed to Iranian leaders published on his website.


Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) said that “rather than focus on how Republican Senators feel, I wish President Obama would share our focus [on] stopping Iran from getting a nuclear bomb” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

“Rather than focus on how Republican Senators feel, I wish President Obama would share our focus [on] stopping Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. The offer that he’s put on the table right now, according to his own words, is very dangerous. It would put a sunset on any deal, and it would allow Iran to have uranium enrichment capabilities , which means they’d have the first and most important step towards a nuclear bomb. he stated. And “I wish the president would stop worrying about our feelings and start worrying about stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. 46 other Republican Senators and I signed that letter because Iran’s leaders needed to get the message. In our constitutional system the president can negotiate deals, but if the Congress doesn’t approve the deal, the Congress doesn’t have to accept it, nor does a future president. And this is a very bad deal that the president is leading us into.”

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Which makes Obama’s snarky claim of ”not wanting the White House to get involved in fellow democracies’ local elections” ring all the more hollow.

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A big deal: Bipartisan Senate panel investigates Obama link to anti-Netanyahu electioneering

As Israel closes in on the national election scheduled for Tuesday, 17 March, Fox News has come out with an exclusive report.  The U.S. Senate has appointed a bipartisan panel to investigate the use of funds donated from the Obama State Department to the organization OneVoice, which in January partnered with an Israeli anti-Netanyahu group, V-2015 (or V15) to import Obama’s own campaign operatives for the election.  The goal of V15 and OneVoice:  to defeat Netanyahu’s Likud coalition in the Knesset.

That this inquiry has bipartisan agreement is obviously significant.  Senators on both sides of the aisle think something stinks — and that’s just the first-order conclusion.

The Fox story outlines the initial concern of the investigation: the $350,000 the State Department has funneled to OneVoice.  State says the funding is unrelated to the V15 effort in the Israeli election:

One expert told earlier this month the State Department grants constituted indirect administration funding of the anti-Netanyahu campaign by providing OneVoice with the $350,000 — even though State Department officials said the funding stopped in November, ahead of the announcement of the Israeli election.

Fox quotes an NGO funding expert who considers that a bit disingenuous:

Gerald Steinberg, founder and president of NGO Monitor, which tracks money flows to unmask non-governmental organizations that deviate from their stated human rights or humanitarian agendas, said even ostensibly unrelated grants keep an organization going during periods it is not engaged in political activity.

But there’s another reason to parse the timeline closely here.

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Brought to you by Barack Obama, the street activist-in -chief who claimed Bibi was domestically politicking in speech before US Congress.

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New Israel Fund Received More than $1M from US State Department

US directly involved in million-dollar MEPI program – which organizes ‘strikes and protests’ from the Arab community.

By Edwin Black  First Publish: 3/10/2015, 7:12 AM / Last Update: 3/10/2015, 7:21 AM

Leftists, Arabs protest over 'Judaization' of Sheikh Jarrah (illustrative)

Leftists, Arabs protest over ‘Judaization’ of Sheikh Jarrah (illustrative)

The controversial New Israel Fund and its social change and political lobbying organization known as SHATIL, have received more than $1 million from the State Department under a program designed to create political change, reform, and activism in the Middle East. The government program, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), has extended more than $600 million in grants to political and social activists and reformers in 18 Middle East countries, mainly with unstable or challenged political environments in need of democratic improvement. “MEPI supports organizations and individuals in their efforts to promote political, economic, and social reform in the Middle East and North Africa,” according to the agency’s official self-description.

The list of nations in which MEPI operates includes such countries as Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, and Yemen.

However, MEPI’s sphere of engagement includes Israel — ironically the only pluralistic, stable, and democratic nation in the Mideast. Among the leading recipients for MEPI grants in Israel is the New Israel Fund and its SHATIL organization. The NIF is an international, US-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization which has generated intense acrimony within the Jewish community and Israeli establishment for its highly politicized activities.

While MEPI’s involvement with the New Israel Fund has been previously reported in print and online, the million-dollar nature of the partnership has not emerged until now.

Vocal critics in both the US and Israel charge that the New Israel Fund has knowingly financed groups that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement, and worked to get Israeli soldiers prosecuted for so-called ‘war crimes.” Benny Yanay of an Israeli military organization called Consensus, representing some 3,000 members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), stated, “The New Israel Fund acts against Israel—against the soldiers of our country. It is supported by foreign governments and organizations so that Israeli soldiers will be weakened.”

Other Israel military men and women have alleged that the NIF is trying to “destabilize the IDF.”

Knesset Deputy Speaker Yoni Chetboun added that the NIF was bent on “erasing the Jewish identity from the Jewish State.” Chetboun adds that through its SHATIL subsidiary, NIF represents the biggest left-wing political lobby in Israel.

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