Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu


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The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.

Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a bipartisan staff report.

In one stunning finding, the subcommittee said OneVoice even told the State Department’s top diplomat in Jerusalem of its plans in an email, but the official, Consul General Michael Ratney, claims never to have seen them.

He said he regularly deleted emails with large attachments — a striking violation of open-records laws for a department already reeling from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s handling of official government records.

Mr. Netanyahu survived the election, and the U.S. spending was not deemed illegal because the State Department never put any conditions on the money. Investigators also said OneVoice didn’t turn explicitly political until days after the grant period ended.

washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/12/obama-admin-sent-taxpayer-money-oust-netanyahu/


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The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.

washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/12/obama-admin-sent-taxpayer-money-oust-netanyahu/


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This is like if the Soviet Union funded socialism in Israel. Israel is a pawn for superpowers. The Soviet Union initially supported Israel because they thought that it would be a socialist state in the Middle East. They stopped backing Israel when the US started to support it. Palestine could become a pawn as well if fascism rises in Europe again.


#4

I thought Obama Admin supported Israel… in the name of the U.S., of course…


#5

Obama and Netanyahu despise one another. Recall how Netanyahu came to America and made a speech before Congress specifically to undermine Obama’s diplomatic work in regards to Iran. They’ve been hostile and fighting since the day Obama took office.

forward.com/news/breaking-news/318817/netanyahus-interference-in-iran-deal-debate-is-unprecedented-obama-says/

I don’t blame Obama one bit, by the way.:shrug: Recall, too, when Obama and Sarkozy were caught joking together about their mutual and boundless dislike of Netanyahu. That whole incident was actually pretty funny.

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=14037450#post14037450


#6

Netanyahu saw through the deception Obama was selling to America.
How Obama Duped America On Iran


#7

Netanyahu is who Obama considers to be an enemy.
The Muslim Brotherhood is not.

Nothing has changed in the last eight years in this regard. This was all very predictable, given who Obama is, and has always been.


#8

Israel was very socialists in its conception. The biggest impetus toward the vibrant capital based economy that Israel has now ironically came from the influx of Russian Jews who were finally allowed out of Russia once the repression of the USSR fell.

After nearly 100 years of being by Soviet socialism, the capitalist spirit of these Soviet Jews sprang back with a vengeance.


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