Stop the $221 Million Payment to the Palestinians
In yet another attempt to undermine the incoming Trump administration former president Obama released $221 million in tax payer money to the Palestinians. You may ask why he did this? I think it’s quite simple, Obama has an utter disregard and disrespect for Israel and their people. Roughly a few weeks ago Obama reversed a long standing tradition of the US Federal Government to veto anti-Israel UN resolutions.
According to Brietbart,
Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for a halt to Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.
Even Senate Democrats weren’t in alignment with Obama and the actions he took to throw another dagger at Israel. Israel, the only true democratic country in the entire middle east and one of our biggest allies.
Fast forward to Trump’s inauguration day and this time Obama uses the Israeli Palestinian conflict to undermine the incoming president by literally giving $221 million dollars in tax payer money to the Palestinian state! You read that right $221 million dollars of tax payer funds are going to the terrorist state of Palestine! You may wonder where I got off saying tax payer funds, well considering the government itself doesn’t actually produce anything and as a result they do not have an income, any money they spend is essentially our money!
According to The Times of Israel,
The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans.
The department said Tuesday it would look at the payment and might make adjustments to ensure it comports with the Trump administration’s priorities.
Kerry formally notified Congress that State would release the money Friday morning, just hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office.
There you have it! Obama’s last move as President of the United States and he attempts to stick it to Israel one last time.
The Times of Israel goes on to explain,
Congress had initially approved the Palestinian funding in budget years 2015 and 2016, but at least two GOP lawmakers — Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kay Granger of Texas, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee — had placed holds on it over moves the Palestinian Authority had taken to seek membership in international organizations. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding after funds have been allocated.
At least a few members of Congress are privy to this issue Obama created and are taking the necessary steps to see to it the Palestinians NEVER see these funds. Additionally, we know Trump will support this move as well as he is an outspoken supporter of Israel and the Jewish State.