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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Obama admin funded anti-Netanyahu campaign...All records purged

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The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.
Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a bipartisan staff report.
In one stunning finding, the subcommittee said OneVoice even told the State Department’s top diplomat in Jerusalem of its plans in an email, but the official, Consul General Michael Ratney, claims never to have seen them.
He said he regularly deleted emails with large attachments — a striking violation of open-records laws for a department already reeling from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s handling of official government records.
Mr. Netanyahu survived the election, and the U.S. spending was not deemed illegal because the State Department never put any conditions on the money. Investigators also said OneVoice didn’t turn explicitly political until days after the grant period ended.
He said he regularly deleted emails with large attachments — a striking violation of open-records laws for a department already reeling from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s handling of official government records.
Mr. Netanyahu survived the election, and the U.S. spending was not deemed illegal because the State Departmentnever put any conditions on the money. Investigators also said OneVoice didn’t turn explicitly political until days after the grant period ended.
“The State Department ignored warnings signs and funded a politically active group in a politically sensitive environment with inadequate safeguards,” said Sen. Rob Portman, chairman of the investigative subcommittee. “It is completely unacceptable that U.S. taxpayer dollars were used to build a political campaign infrastructure that was deployed — immediately after the grant ended — against the leader of our closest ally in the Middle East. American resources should be used to help our allies in the region, not undermine them.”

2 comments:

Kosher Ham said...

OneVoice Movement was founded by Daniel Lubetzky. Go to Wikipedia and look up Daniel Lubetzky and you'll find any mention of OneVoice Movement in his bio, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Lubetzky , has been scrubbed clean of any mention. Then try looking up OneVoice Movement on Wikipedia and you'll see it clearly is mentioned. Oh, and BTW, a frum yid should never buy any Kind products because of his politics and how DL allocates his profits from Kind, although, on the Kind website, it mentions that Kind is no longer supporting OneVoice, but in all honesty, no one can vouch how much money is given out of Danial Lubetzky's personal Kind Company profits to OneVoice, can they?

tipul tov said...

daniel and i went to high school together after he moved from mexico city to san antonio. he and his cousin drove porches to school...i was really shocked when i learned how aggressively left he became. it was due to his time spent at stanford. oy. tragic. bright man who really went off the path. may he one day wake up with common sense. go bibi!