Skip to comments.Obama lifts freeze on $192 million aid package to Palestinian Authority
Posted on 05/02/2012 3:31:15 PM PDT by B4Ranch
Funding serves security interests of the US, says president. Congress blocked it after Abbass bid for UN recognition of Palestine
The US Congress froze a $192 million aid package to the Palestinian Authority after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, defied US pressure and sought to attain UN endorsement of Palestinian statehood last September. The presidential waiver means that aid can now be delivered.
The unilateral statehood gambit was strongly opposed by Israel, which said Abbas was seeking to avoid negotiating the necessary compromises and modalities of statehood with Israel. The US indicated it would veto a resolution in the Security Council seeking unilateral recognition of Palestine, but the issue has not come to a vote, because the Palestinians were unable to obtain sufficient support in the Security Council. They may yet seek a non-binding endorsement of statehood in the UN General Assembly.
Section 3 of Congresss Palestinian Accountability Act, which applies to 2012, stipulates that no funds available to any United States Government department or agency
may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority. Obama has now signed a waiver, however, the White House said Friday, and asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to inform Congress accordingly.
When the ragheads take over Israel it will be because of the inexplicable, indefensible American Jewish acquiescence.
The Moose-lim loving POTUS does it again.
It isn’t just the Jewish population that should be concerned.
Once the President gets to decide where and how much money is spent - we don’t really need Congress anymore.
They are supposedly in charge of the money.
The executive has the military but not the money.
If the executive has the military AND the money ... ... ... ... ... ... ....
To answer your question, because most jews are liberal..and with them its ideology first, religion second. Many liberal Jews hate Israel just as much as the Arabs do, its sad but its true
Apparently they haven’t murdered anyone in over 8 hours, which is a record for this bunch.
How did Obama become the first president to give American tax dollars to the Palestinian Authority?
This needs to be a serious campaign issue against Obama.
It shouldn’t matter that he wrote a waiver or even had a note from Epstein’s mother. Unless the appropriating legislation had a waiver feature, this should be Unconstitutional. WHEN WILL THE SPINELESS REPUBLICANS CHALLENGE THIS SERIES OF POWER GRABS?
>To answer your question, because most jews are liberal..and with them its ideology first, religion second. Many liberal Jews hate Israel just as much as the Arabs do, its sad but its true.<
What you say may be true but where in the Sam Hell are the supposedly conservative Jews? Watching sports on TV and drinking a cold beer while they post on FR, I suppose. I haven’t read or heard a peep about them marching around the White House threatening to burn it down before Jerusalem goes up in flames.
On the same day that waffle-weasels and toadies at 0bama’s State Department kick out a Chinese dissident trying to save the lives of unborn children and hand him over to his tormentors, His Hussainess decides to give child-murdering Muslims some $200 million that congress forbade him to do.
Yes, it's the perfect snapshot of what it means to defend American interests and American values during the 0bama years.
Makes perfect sense.
This is a perfect example of a "when they came for me" moment.
And the American Jews did nothing.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but a heap load of them voted for obama in 2008 with some estimates as high as 78%. Hell, a jew himself bank rolled obama.
Sorry to tell ya friend, but as much as Israel is aligned with US in freedom, the "jews" here are mighty socialist and could give two shits about Israel or the pali's.
For the life of me I cannot see what we need with a Congress. Obama makes the laws, spends the money, why are we paying these a-holes to sit on the Hill living like Kings.
Tear down the Capital and put in a Condo.
You are including the FR Jews in that statement, aren't you?
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HASNT A CLUE AS TO THE BILLIONS OF AMERICAN TAX PAYER DOLLARS THAT HUSSEIN HAS THROWN DOWN MUZZIE SH*T HOLES WHILE THREATENING TO WITHHOLD SENIORS SS AND GUTTING THE MILITARY:
Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1...
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.
$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces
$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces
Afghanistan:$1.52 billion,$86 million above the request
West Bank and Gaza:$665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza
Jordan:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance
Egypt:$360 million,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance
Pakistan:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request
Iraq:$968 million,$336 million above the request
Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
International Food Assistance:$500 million,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis
Refugee Assistance:$343 million,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)
Disaster Assistance:$200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia
Peacekeeping:$837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic
Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here.
And THATS just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!
They should have 2010 up, but they dont. Thats where youll find Obamas largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
Congress freezes the funding, but hussein goea ahead anyway?
Your right, I have no idea why Conservative Jews haven’t protested what Obama has done
Blacks are big into ‘marching’ - Jews - not so much...
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