Obama Preparing For Unprecedented Sanctions on Close Ally
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A member of Congress from North Carolina has put together a letter – signed by dozens of his colleagues – asking President Obama whether he is trying to impose sanctions against America’s longtime and staunch ally Israel.“Recent reports suggest that your administration has held classified meetings over the past several weeks to discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions against Israel for its decision to construct homes in East Jerusalem. We urge you and your administration to clarify these reports immediately,” said the letter assembled by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. “I’m appalled that the administration would even consider the idea of sanctioning Israel – one of our closest allies. We need clarification from the White House on this immediately,” Meadows said. “What message does it send to the world for the U.S. to impose sanctions against Israel while easing sanctions on Iran – a state-sponsor of terror with an abysmal human rights record?” Meadows added. There have been a number of recent reports on the question. At the Free Beacon, a report said the White House on Thursday refused to discuss the questions. And State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf “dodged several questions,” the report said. Then White House spokesman Josh Earnest followed the same script.
The report said Israel’s daily Ha’aretz had written about the meetings that reportedly included officials from both the State Department and the White House. Such move would take the Obama White House, which is been cold and distant to America’s ally, to new levels of antagonism, critics said. Meanwhile, Obama’s administration is actively trying to prevent Congress from approving new sanctions against Iran.
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