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Fresh from financing Iran, Obama now going after Israel

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Yochanan Visser///After finalizing the implementation of the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration is apparently looking for a new foreign policy challenge by going after Israel.

Earlier this week the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, launched a blistering attack against Israel’s policies regarding the Palestinians. Shapiro told a local conference on security-related issues the Obama administration is “concerned and perplexed by Israel’s strategy on settlements.”

Shapiro claimed Israel’s settlement policies frustrate the process that should lead to the forming of a Palestinian state and claimed “too many attacks on Palestinians lack a vigorous investigation or response” by Israeli authorities.

Shapiro made this comment on the day Palestinian Arabs murdered a Jewish mother of six and tried to attack a synagogue full of worshippers in Jerusalem. The timing was one of the reasons his statement drew the ire of Israeli politicians.

Shapiro’s attack on the Israeli government during one of the most important conferences in the Jewish State was not the first indication the Obama administration is tightening the screws on Israel over the stalemate that aims to establish a Palestinian state in the so-called ‘West Bank’ (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza.

Last week, state department spokesman James Kirby and the American Embassy in Tel Aviv criticized Israel over a proposed law that aims to force domestic non-government organizations (NGO’s) that focus on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to be more open on foreign funding of their (often anti-Israeli) activities. There are more than 170 NGO’s who are engaged in the cognitive and political war as part of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Almost all of these NGO’s receive Western funding and they are predominantly pro-Palestinian.

Kirby criticized the proposed law and rejected Israel’s claim the bill is less restrictive than the Foreign Agents Registration Act in the U.S., but he didn’t offer an explanation why he thought so.

The U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv went even further and issued two rare statements expressing displeasure with the bill and countered Israel’s claim the proposed legislation is “less stringent than those imposed by the United States upon similar types of activity under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.”

The criticism by Obama officials on these issues and the interference in Israel’s internal political affairs are comparable to what the European Union does with Israel.

The EU even provided 30,000 Euro to the Israeli NGO B’Tselem to fight the proposed legislation.

Emails reveal Hillary Clinton vetted plans to undermine Israel with covert ops

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When Hillary Clinton famously blamed her husband’s bimbo eruption troubles on a “vast right wing conspiracy,” she revealed, via projection, her own approach to getting things done.  Covertly pulling strings behind the scenes, mobilizing forces to act while maintaining personal deniability to foment events and determine outcomes is the very definition of conspiracy, and now also is revealed to be the way Hillary’s staff has been conditioned to think about action for the SecState in the latest trove of Hillary emails.

Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon highlights two emails that reveal the sort of strategies her advisers believe she would consider.  In one, dated December 18, 2011, former U.S. ambassador to Israel Thomas Pickering proposed to “use” (as in gin up) demonstrations by Palestinians in order to pressure the Israeli government to restart stalled negotiations.

Fomenting political unrest in an ally by covertly encouraging demonstrations.  Of course, they are supposed to be “nonviolent.”  In explaining how this would be accomplished, Pickering reveals a pragmatic (and therefore rather insulting) view of the nature of Palestinian culture:

It must be all and only women. Why? On the Palestinian side the male culture is to use force. Bedouins were for years tribal raiders and bride stealers from other tribes. It defined the male being and the Arabs invented ‘macho’. Palestinian men will not for long patiently demonstrate — they will be inclined over time and much too soon to be frustrated and use force. Their male culture comes close to requiring it.

Pickering insists that there must be no U.S. fingerprints on the demonstrations – the conspiracy must be protected:

Most of all the United States, in my view, cannot be seen to have stimulated, encouraged or be the power behind it for reasons you will understand better than anyone. I believe third parties and a number NGOs on both sides would help, particularly if there were an outline of a peace document with parameters which, like those at the end of the Clinton administration, promised a fair and lasting peace and which the women on both sides could agree to support.

The second email, dated September 24, 2010, comes from Anne-Marie Slaughter, who was Hillary’s director of policy planning at the State Department, and was sent staff-wide to Hillary’s inner circle.  In it, she recommended mobilizing Hillary’s millionaire and billionaire friends to take a “pledge for Palestine” and devote significant portions of their wealth to the Palestinian cause:

Suppose we launched a “Pledge for Palestine” campaign that copies Warren Buffet’s “The Giving Pledge” campaign, described below — he’s trying to get 40 billionaires to give away most of their money. I had asked some S/P folks to think about how we might take that campaign global to help change the attitudes of elites in places like Pakistan and Latin America, but perhaps Warren Buffet could be convinced to lend his name — or perhaps Michael Bloomberg or Danny Abraham (together with a very wealthy Muslim) – to a similar Pledge for Palestine campaign. Such a campaign among billionaires/multi-millionaires around the world would reflect a strong vote of confidence in the building of a Palestinian state and could offset the ending of the moratorium for Palestinians (there would also be a certain shaming effect re Israelis, who would be building settlements in the face of a pledge for peace). With even 30 calls to the right people in the Clinton fundraising network it should be possible to generate a substantial enough amount quickly enough to capture the public imagination on the heels of the President’s speech and, critically, to serve as an expression of global solidarity with the Palestinians and but also a meaningful promise of material improvements for Palestinians on the West Bank. That could significantly bolster Abbas in a way that could help him stay in the talks. This is what diplomacy beyond the state should mean.

Can we call this a  “vast anti-Israel conspiracy”?

When Hillary Clinton famously blamed her husband’s bimbo eruption troubles on a “vast right wing conspiracy,” she revealed, via projection, her own approach to getting things done.  Covertly pulling strings behind the scenes, mobilizing forces to act while maintaining personal deniability to foment events and determine outcomes is the very definition of conspiracy, and now also is revealed to be the way Hillary’s staff has been conditioned to think about action for the SecState in the latest trove of Hillary emails.

Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon highlights two emails that reveal the sort of strategies her advisers believe she would consider.  In one, dated December 18, 2011, former U.S. ambassador to Israel Thomas Pickering proposed to “use” (as in gin up) demonstrations by Palestinians in order to pressure the Israeli government to restart stalled negotiations.

Fomenting political unrest in an ally by covertly encouraging demonstrations.  Of course, they are supposed to be “nonviolent.”  In explaining how this would be accomplished, Pickering reveals a pragmatic (and therefore rather insulting) view of the nature of Palestinian culture:

It must be all and only women. Why? On the Palestinian side the male culture is to use force. Bedouins were for years tribal raiders and bride stealers from other tribes. It defined the male being and the Arabs invented ‘macho’. Palestinian men will not for long patiently demonstrate — they will be inclined over time and much too soon to be frustrated and use force. Their male culture comes close to requiring it.

Pickering insists that there must be no U.S. fingerprints on the demonstrations – the conspiracy must be protected:

Most of all the United States, in my view, cannot be seen to have stimulated, encouraged or be the power behind it for reasons you will understand better than anyone. I believe third parties and a number NGOs on both sides would help, particularly if there were an outline of a peace document with parameters which, like those at the end of the Clinton administration, promised a fair and lasting peace and which the women on both sides could agree to support.

The second email, dated September 24, 2010, comes from Anne-Marie Slaughter, who was Hillary’s director of policy planning at the State Department, and was sent staff-wide to Hillary’s inner circle.  In it, she recommended mobilizing Hillary’s millionaire and billionaire friends to take a “pledge for Palestine” and devote significant portions of their wealth to the Palestinian cause:

Suppose we launched a “Pledge for Palestine” campaign that copies Warren Buffet’s “The Giving Pledge” campaign, described below — he’s trying to get 40 billionaires to give away most of their money. I had asked some S/P folks to think about how we might take that campaign global to help change the attitudes of elites in places like Pakistan and Latin America, but perhaps Warren Buffet could be convinced to lend his name — or perhaps Michael Bloomberg or Danny Abraham (together with a very wealthy Muslim) – to a similar Pledge for Palestine campaign. Such a campaign among billionaires/multi-millionaires around the world would reflect a strong vote of confidence in the building of a Palestinian state and could offset the ending of the moratorium for Palestinians (there would also be a certain shaming effect re Israelis, who would be building settlements in the face of a pledge for peace). With even 30 calls to the right people in the Clinton fundraising network it should be possible to generate a substantial enough amount quickly enough to capture the public imagination on the heels of the President’s speech and, critically, to serve as an expression of global solidarity with the Palestinians and but also a meaningful promise of material improvements for Palestinians on the West Bank. That could significantly bolster Abbas in a way that could help him stay in the talks. This is what diplomacy beyond the state should mean.

Can we call this a  “vast anti-Israel conspiracy”?

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Israel Brings Water to Feckless n Liberal California

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By Karin McQuillan
California has put the green lobby elite ahead of the normal human need for water, building no new reservoirs in decades and diverting the water of the Central Valley to flow to sea in order to protect a locally endangered smelt. Now an Israeli company is coming to the rescue of San Diego County, soon to be providing 10% of their water and creating 2,500 jobs through state of the art reverse-osmosis technology.

IDE Technologies dedicated the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on Monday … quenching the thirst of roughly 10 percent of San Diego County… The plant, which will be operated by IDE, has created some 2,500 jobs and generated about $350 million for the local economy, the statement added.

Wonder if the antisemitic BDS crew allowed to run rampant on UC campuses will call to boycott this technology?

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