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September 21, 2016 6:40 am

US Embassy Sends Rosh Hashanah Gifts to Anti-Israel Groups

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The US Embassy in Tel Aviv. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The anti-Israel outlet +972 is upset:

Human rights organizations in Israel were in for a surprise on Monday when they opened Rosh Hashanah gift baskets sent by the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. Among the various goodies delivered in honor of the upcoming Jewish New Year — such as chocolates and honey — was a bottle of wine produced in the occupied West Bank.

A broad range of organizations including Peace Now, B’Tselem, and Yesh Din, Gisha which focus on Palestinian rights and settlement expansion in the occupied territories, were among those to receive the gift basket.

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The wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon named “Dolev” is produced by the Zion Winery located in the West Bank settlement Mishor Adumim.

In other news, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv sends gift baskets to organizations that do everything they can to undermine the Israeli government.

Does the US Embassy also send baskets of gifts to Regavim, or Im Tirtzu, or others fighting for the human rights of Jews to live where they want?

If not, it shows that despite arms sales, official US policy is to oppose the democratically elected government of Israel.

If the US sends holiday gift baskets to NGOs that oppose government policies in any other nation, especially democratic allies, I would love to hear about it.

This is a bigger story than accidentally sending out wine that was harvested in Judea and Samaria. As if that is a crime.

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  • graylens

    Finally Congress is reviewing the Obama/Kerry/hillary interference with Israels’ election process, the money,organizing and advising to unseat Netanyahu,( Clinton did it in 1990) Meanwhile Obama?Hillary remained silence when the mullahs crushed the opposition, by brutal force and murder. because they “did not want to interfere with the process

  • Reb_Yaakov

    All Israelis can benefit from Jewish teachings.

  • Trude Sandberg Oiknine

    What if it is the other way round – not that the US sends greetings to groups that oppose the government to show they support their work, but on the contrary send wine from the West Bank to these groups in order to ridicule those that oppose the government? I don’t know? Perhaps the whole story simply expose ignorance about what goes on on the ground, too?