American policy toward Israel under Trump compared to Obama/Biden was night and day.
A little more than a year ago, America had the most pro-Israel President since Israel first regained its nationhood.
Under Trump, America made good on a decades-long promise to relocate our embassy to Jerusalem. There is also the ‘small’ matter of the Abraham Accords reestablishing normalized relationships between Israel and several of its Arab neighbors.
Under the Biden/Obama Democrats? Not so much.
Obama was openly hostile to Israel and sent a team to influence their elections so that Netanyahu did not win reelection. In his final few days of office Obama sat on his hands while the UN passed an anti-Israel resolution and released $221M to Palestinian authority that the GOP had been blocking just hours before Trump took office.
Of course they were hostile to Israel. It’s part-and-parcel to sucking up to Iran.
Since the guy who shambles his way through the Oval Office is busy sucking up to Iran again, and the Dems do not censure their own members, even when their members repeat anti-Semitic tropes, because an increasing number of them has been caught up in the pro-Palestine talking points, you just knew we could expect more of the same.
With that in mind, it should surprise nobody that almost a million dollars is now earmarked for groups who are looking to ‘expose human rights abuses’ in Israel… which will — by design — directly undercut Israel’s legitimacy.
The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) is soliciting nonprofit groups to apply for grant money up to $987,654 to “strengthen accountability and human rights in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza,” according to a grant notice first posted online in mid-February.
Groups applying for the grant money will investigate alleged crimes inside Israel and these territories and “collect, archive, and maintain human rights documentation to support justice and accountability and civil society-led advocacy efforts, which may include documentation of legal or security sector violations and housing, land, and property rights,” according to the State Department.
Israel’s defenders on Capitol Hill expressed outrage over the program and said the Biden administration is helping fund international efforts to delegitimize Israel and boost the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. The grant is also fueling concerns about the Biden administration’s relationship with Israel and its hiring of officials who have been critical of the Jewish state.
“This is disgraceful,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) told the Free Beacon. “The Biden administration wants to use American taxpayer money to subsidize the international NGO campaign to demonize and isolate Israel, which then serves as a basis for anti-Semitic efforts to boycott and wage economic warfare against Israeli Jews. Congress did not appropriate funds for this purpose and has repeatedly condemned such campaigns.”
Meanwhile, Biden is cozying up to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, (Iran) and relaxing Trump’s sanctions against them.
What could possibly go wrong?
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