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Obama Overrides Congress To Give Palestinians Millions of Dollars

May 1, 2012
Giacomo, Godfather Politics

In response to the Palestinians’ efforts to gain United Nations membership last year, Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) used her position to place a hold on nearly $200 million that Congress had approved for them.  After enough UN members voted against the Palestinians, Congress freed up $45 million and then another $88 million this past March.

However, in freeing up the funds to the Palestinians, Congress placed restrictions that the funds were not to be used for a number of specific projects such as any Gaza aid or for any road construction.  The restrictions literally meant that a large portion of the money was untouchable under the current Palestinian plans.

Last week, President Barack Obama took it upon himself to remove any restrictions, thus freeing up a total of $147 million for the Palestinians. Although the Palestinians state that the funds will be used for education, humanitarian aid, health projects and restoring infrastructure which includes roads, Obama said his decision was based upon the “national security interests of the United States.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. May 3, 2012 12:48 am

    Ross-Lehtinen demonstrated her intent to use her authority in the interest of Israel even if the procedure was harmful to our International Position. Demand by the people that due to our economic crisis all foreign aid should be stopped opened the issue As head of the foreign affairs committee Lehtinen informed the Media that she had just approved her plan to be voted on, that “all foreign aid be stopped except Israel” The bill was approved. Lehtinen is Jewish as are many member of Congress Jewish or Pro-Israel and receive donations by AIPAC. Such a deliberate abuse of power on her part and the display of the “nastiness” displayed in the name of the USA was indeed against the bad interest of the USA which Obama tried to soften. Ms Lehtinen does not belong in Congress.

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