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December 5, 2014 8:59 am

Obama Reportedly Considering Sanctions on Israel for Jerusalem Construction

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Barack Obama arrives in Israel March 20, 2013. Photo: Youtube

JNS.org Senior U.S. officials are indicating that the White House is considering imposing economic sanctions on Israel over construction in eastern Jerusalem, and Judea and Samaria.

White House representatives are believed to have met just after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Washington in October, which had been followed by a public disagreement between the two leaders, Haaretz reported.

“I’m obviously not going to comment one way or another on reported internal deliberation. We’ve made clear our position on settlement activity publicly and that hasn’t changed,” U.S. state department spokesperson Marie Harf. Harf added that she would not “address hypotheticals”.

Netanyahu has publicly opposed the White House’s opposition to the construction.

“It’s against the American values. And it doesn’t bode well for peace,” he said in an interview with CBS in October. “The idea that we’d have this ethnic purification as a condition for peace, I think it’s anti-peace.”

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  • America loosens the sanctions on Iran, to impose sanctions on Israel!!! 20% of Israelis are Arabs, but the PA demand a judenrein state in the heartland of Biblical Israel. Which places are more profoundly Jewish than the Old City and Temple Mount, Hebron, with the tombs of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sara, Rebeka and Lea; and Bethlehem, royal David’s city?

  • OBAMA HAD BETTER LEAVE ISRAEL ALONE. OR GOD WILL SEND ANOTHER CALAMITY ON AMERICA & ON OBAMA TOO. ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO BUILD ANY WHERE IN ISRAEL. ITS THEIR LAND. SOO LAY OFF OBAMA. CAUSE GOD IS WATCHING .

  • Sam

    WHY and by WHOM an American President was MURDERED
    “We are concerned with the disturbing effects on world stability which would accompany the development of nuclear weapons capability by Israel. I cannot imagine that the Arabs would refrain from turning to the Soviet Union for assistance if Israel were to develop nuclear weapons capability-with all the consequences this would hold. But the problem is much larger than its impact on the Middle East. Development of nuclear weapons capability by Israel would almost certainly lead other larger countries, that have so far refrained from such development, to feel that they must follow suit”- John F. Kennedy

  • James Staten

    Ignorance of the Scripture is no excuse. Judgment on America is coming.

  • skipNclair

    He is not going to do anything against this evil scum, as he is in bed with them scum just like them,makes for great press. If your really want to do something stop all aid to this longest largest welfare state, arm the palestinians with weapons equal of that you gave to the jew scum and sit back. As long as these so called jews can draw a breath, the world will never have peace anywhere, but surly not in the middle east, These people are the children of satan, have no souls.

  • This Abomination Barack Hussein Obama is anti-Israel / anti-Zionism / Very Antiseitism / anti-United States of America Everything / anti-Christian!!

    I live in the United States of America and I support and PRAY for the HOLY LAND of Israel-Yisrael!! “Am Yisrael Chai”

    Shabbat Shalom !!

    Kristi

  • Jonah

    If he can create sanctions by executive fiat, prepare for them. He will join with the UN in trumping up charges and he will threaten sanctions against Israel if they breath. American press will be dancing continually around the fringe of civil disturbances….and what Obama does to Israel will all be in fine print…if it even makes it that far. Sooo…prepare to trade with India, Russia, China, you have a very large trading world to trade with. Ovoid trading with archenemys.

  • bk

    At the same time, the White House is vigorously pushing Congress against passing new sanctions on Iran.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    The Israeli government should seriously consider unwinding diplomatic relations with the US to some extent. Perhaps lowering the level of the embassy to a trade mission.

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