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The Great One

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posted on 1-27-2017 at 01:46 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote

The $221 million released by Obama, and subsequently halted by Trump, is part of the US's regularly scheduled aid to Palestine, which totaled $557 million from all US government agencies in 2015.

The US, and even Israel, provides funds to the Palestinian Authority because the government's stability contributes to Israel's security, Michael Koplow, a Middle East analyst at the Israel Policy Forum, told Business Insider.

The relative stability of the West Bank, which has not become "a haven for terrorism and a launching ground for rocket attacks," unlike Gaza, can be credited to the cooperation of the Israeli Defense Forces and the Palestinian Authority security forces, according to Koplow.

"The IDF and the Israeli government are the biggest lobbyists of Congress in favor of continuing Palestinian aid," Koplow added.

The Obama administration had for some time been pressing for the release of the money for the Palestinian Authority, which comes from the US Agency for International Development, known as USAID, and is to be used for humanitarian aid in the West Bank and Gaza to support political and security reforms, as well as help prepare for good governance and the rule of law in a future Palestinian state, according to the notification sent to Congress.

Even without the $221 million, the Palestinian source noted that in 2016 the PA received $250 million from the US government.

These funds included $180 million from USAID, $25 million to support Palestinian hospitals and $45 million to pay for fuel purchased from Israel.

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.

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posted on 1-27-2017 at 02:53 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Originally posted by CCharger
You're not upset Obama gave your "vaulable item" to someone. You're upset WHO he gave it to. You would have been fine if he gave $221 million to Israel or Canada or Taiwan.

You're mad he gave it to people you don't like.
[Edited on 1-26-2017 by CCharger]

CC you are a fucking idiot; which is why I should only read your wrestling posts. Fake fighting is about your speed.

Please don't make thing up about what I like or don't like. Dumb ass.

This type of post is exactly why a legitimate discussion can't be held with extremest cunts. I'll stick to your wrestling posts going forward...if that.

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posted on 1-27-2017 at 04:05 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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posted on 1-27-2017 at 04:26 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Well, merc, that escalated quickly.

I didn't insult you or curse at you or call you names, but you have to resort to disrespect. I give you facts, you reply with insults and putdowns.

And then you blame ME for not being able to have legitimate discussions? I provided you with reasons and facts that refuted your argument, and you lose your shit and have a meltdown.

Color me shocked.

Also, you make it seem like the very act of you lowering yourself to read my posts is something I should be grateful for and taking that away from me is a penalty that should make me feel bad.

NEWS FLASH: I give zero fucks. Read 'em, don't read 'em. Don't care. I'm still going to write 'em.

Frankly, I'm a little disappointed someone like you, who remembers voting for Coolidge, would act so immaturely.

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