TV News LIES

Wednesday, Nov 26th

Last update12:37:10 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Congress Moves To Punish Palestinians, But Even Israel Objects

Congress Moves To Punish Palestinians, But Even Israel Objects

E-mail Print PDF

Congress moves to punish PalestiniansA congressional drive to punish the Palestinian Authority for its statehood bid by cutting American aid is being greeted with enthusiasm by lawmakers of both parties.

But the White House is giving the move a cold shoulder, and even Israel itself and its strongest supporters have serious reservations. The legislation being discussed in Congress would cut all or part of the nearly $600 million annual aid package if Palestinians move ahead with their plan to seek statehood at the United Nations.

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. Most observers, however, believe the move is more about political grandstanding than serious policymaking.

“Everybody knows the U.S. Congress is the most pro-Israel parliamentary body in the world,” former president Bill Clinton told ABC News. “They don’t have to demonstrate that.”

In a remarkable incident, The New York Times reported that the White House even turned to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help keep aid flowing to the Palestinians.

Netanyahu, described by the newspaper as a “singularly influential lobbyist,” recently interceded with one pro-Israel representative to convince Congress to complete a $50 million aid transfer to the Palestinian Authority, the Times reported.

TVNL Comment:  AIPAC rules.  No one objects. Everyone is entitled to independence and democracy except Palestinians.  Wonder why.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Senate plans release of torture report by year's end

waterboardingA Senate committee plans to release its long-delayed report on CIA interrogation practices before the end...

Republican-led report debunks Benghazi theories and accusations

Benghazi reportAn investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions raised about...

Generic drug price spikes of 8,000% draw Senate scrutiny

generc drug price hikeSome low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected...

House Republicans Pass Bill Forbidding Scientists from Advising EPA on Their OWN Research

GOP stops scientific adviceCongressional climate wars were dominated Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, which spent the day debating, and...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!