Tag Archive for Barack Obama

Speaking at NY synagogue, Obama defends UNSC anti-Israel resolution

Seeking to salvage his reputation as a supporter of Israel, former POTUS Obama addressed a New York synagogue where he defended his decision that the US not veto the infamous UN Security Council anti-Israel resolution, because of the ‘Skyrocketed’ pace of Jewish construction, saying, ‘To be a true friend of Israel it is important to be honest.’

By Ynet


Former US president Barack Obama attributed his decision to allow a UN Security Resolution against Israeli settlements to pass shortly before leaving office in 2016 to the “skyrocketed” pace of construction that would have made the establishment of a Palestinian state impossible.Addressing the New York synagogue congregation of Temple Emanu-El last week, the former president sought to defend his decision that to instruct his Israel Ambassador Samantha Power not to veto the contentious resolution 2334 calling for an end to settlement construction while simultaneously declaring them illegal. Continue Reading »

US Justice Dept opens investigation on Obama-Hezbollah money laundering scheme

Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders review to see if President Obama’s administration sabotaged an ambitious multi law-enforcement campaign launched in 2008, allowing the Lebanese Shiite terror organization to engage unhindered, in global drug-trafficking & money-laundering schemes, including within the US, to safeguard Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

By Reuters, Associated Press


The US Justice Department has set up a team to investigate individuals and organizations providing support to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Islamist group in Lebanon that the US has branded a terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.

Republicans have criticized former President Barack Obama following a December Politico report that the Obama administration hindered a Drug Enforcement Administration program targeting Hezbollah’s trafficking operations during its negotiation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal for fear of jeopardizing it. Continue Reading »

Israelis go into high gear, when Obama slows Federal chase for Hezbollah bank accounts

Israel’s Mossad and an Israeli law NGO were going after Hezbollah’s finances before the US’s Operation Cassandra, but when Obama slowed the investigation down, agents turned to the Israeli NGO to keep the heat on the terrorists.



Long before the US ramped up the pressure against Hezbollah’s financial network in 2006, and then dialed it down in 2009-2010, the Mossad and an Israeli NGO were going after the terror group’s monetary oxygen.

In fact, even when the US returned to taking a backseat, Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center – kept going after a major Hezbollah allied Lebanese bank and connected banks, winning a major US court decision in 2012. Continue Reading »

Report: Obama WH obstructed Hezbollah drug/money laundering case to secure Iran nuke deal

US magazine published a report revealing President Obama’s administration sabotaged an ambitious multi law-enforcement campaign launched in 2008, allowing the Lebanese Shiite terror organization to engage unhindered, in global drug-trafficking & money-laundering schemes, including within the US, to safeguard Obama’s nuclear deal would not be impeded.



The Obama administration allowed Hezbollah members to engage in drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations—including activities carried out within the United States—in a bid to secure a nuclear agreement with Iran, an extensive investigation conducted by Politico magazine reveals. The first part of the investigation was published Monday.

Project Cassandra was an ambitious law enforcement campaign launched in 2008 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aimed at targeting the Lebanese terror organization’s criminal activity. Continue Reading »

Report: Obama gave Iran green light to develop missiles that can reach Israel


Middle East Media Research Institute REPORT: As part of the P5+1 nuclear deal in 2015, Obama’s administration gave Iran its unwritten consent to develop tactical ballistic missiles with the only restriction, that their missiles would not reach Europe.

By Erez Linn, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies


Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration had given Iran its tacit consent for the development of ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel but not Europe, a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute alleged Thursday.

U.N. Resolution 2231, passed shortly after the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was signed, calls on Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” for eight years following the nuclear deal. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Trump’s State Dept thwart Obama’s devious attempt to transfer $221 million to Palestinians


The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Sec. of State John Kerry to send $221 million to the Palestinians, funds Obama had for some time been pressing to release, and was to be sent directly to the West Bank & Gaza.

By Alex Lockie and Associated Press


The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans.

The department said Tuesday it would look at the payment, one of the Obama administration’s final acts in office, and might make adjustments to ensure it comports with the Trump administration’s priorities. Continue Reading »

Just hours before leaving, Obama defies Congress, sends $221 million to Palestinians


During his final hours as POTUS, Barack Obama released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority, ignoring the GOP members of Congress that placed a ‘hold’ on the aid because of state incitement to violence & cash payments to convicted terrorists.

By The Associated Press


Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.

Abbas& Obama at White House – Photo: AFP

GOP Congress members have been holding up the money.

A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. Continue Reading »

Obama commutes sentences of 330 prisoners, mostly drug offenders, on last day


The commutations by outgoing President Obama, the most done in a single day, brought the total number of sentences reduced to 1,715, more than any other U.S. president in history.
Obama also scurried to releases 4 more terror detainees from Guantanamo Bay, flying 3 to the United Arab Emirates and 1 to Saudi Arabia.

By Ynet & Reuters


President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 330 federal inmates, particularly drug offenders, on Thursday, making his quest to reduce what he viewed as overly harsh punishments one of his final acts in office. He also called German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he has had a warm relationship over their years. Continue Reading »

Members threaten ‘Jewish’ Country Club with lawsuit to keep Obama out


Members of the Woodmont Country Club are threatening litigation & lawsuits against the mostly Jewish golf club if it waives its bylaws to accommodate Obama membership in light of the U.S.’s anti-Israel vote at the UN.



An upscale country club is debating whether to grant outgoing President of the United States Barack Obama membership due to his contentious relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The New York Post, citing a confidential source reported Wednesday.

A number of members of the mostly Jewish Woodmont Country Club in Maryland are demanding that Obama be rejected from joining, according to The Post, citing his decision not to veto an anti-settlement resolution in the UN Security Council late last year

‘Lame Duck’ Barack Obama – Photo credit: REUTERS

On December 23, UNSC resolution 2334 was adopted after the US abstained from vetoing the decision, which condemned settlement construction in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, outraging officials in Jerusalem.

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As Lame Duck Obama Causes Chaos Democrats Finally Expressing Disagreement


Some Democrat lawmakers are relieved to bid the POTUS farewell, especially after Obama’s decision to abstain from a UN Security Council veto, that passed Resolution 2334, disavowing Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria and condemning a Jewish presence there.



WASHINGTON – For years, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill managed to keep relatively quiet their frustration with Barack Obama’s approach to the Middle East, careful to navigate his brokerage of a nuclear deal with Iran, his absence in Syria and his antagonistic relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by offering respectful criticism couched in commitments to party loyalty. Continue Reading »

Haim Saban, staunch Democrat loyalist ‘deeply disturbed’ by Obama’s actions against Israel


Israel-American billionaire, mega-donor to the Democratic Party and Chairman of the Saban Forum, Haim Saban, issues a strong condemnation of the Obama administration’s recent anti-Israel actions.

By Ben Ariel


Israel-American billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban, one of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, on Wednesday issued a scathing criticism of the Obama administration’s recent anti-Israel actions.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with Saban Forum chairman Haim Saban - Photo: US St Dept/Public Domain

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with Saban Forum chairman Haim Saban – Photo: US St Dept/Public Domain

In a harshly worded statement quoted by Breitbart, Saban said he is “deeply disturbed” by the Obama administration’s allowing of the anti-Israel resolution to pass in the United Nations Security Council, as well as Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech last week, in which he said Israeli “settlements” are an obstacle to peace. Continue Reading »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu tells cabinet, contrary to denials, UNSC resolution originated with Obama Administration


view videoWATCH: Netanyahu briefs cabinet members with Jerusalem’s initial plan to deal with UN Security Council vote, tells ministers to “behave with discernment, responsibility, and also with composure.”

By Nitzan Keidar


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened this morning’s (Sunday) weekly government meeting with the decision of the UN Security Council regarding the communities of Judea and Samaria.

“I join in the government member’s feelings of anger and frustration at the decision which is imbalanced and hostile to Israel that was improperly taken by the Security Council,” opened Netanyahu.

English follows opening address in Hebrew
(Open English subtitles for Hebrew opening.)

“This obviously stands in open contradiction to traditional American policy that pledged never to try to force conditions for a permanent framework or anything connected to this through the Security Council, and clearly also contradicts an explicit commitment of President Obama in 2011 to refrain from taking such steps,” said Netanyahu. Continue Reading »

Ramifications to yesterday’s UNSC resolution: Legal boycotts, sanctions & ICC lawsuits


view videoAlthough the anti-Israel resolution adopted by the UN Security Council has no immediate practical ramifications, it could pave the way for lawsuits against Israel at the ICC, the EU and others could initiate sanctions against any Israeli company or institution seen as violating resolution, and of course this resolution legitimizes boycotts on all settlement products, services, and organizations.

By Itamar Eichner


The UN Security Council’s Resolution 2334, which was adopted on Friday, may not have immediate practical ramifications, but it could open the door to lawsuits against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and for sanctions to be imposed on Israel—both by the UN and by individual countries. Continue Reading »

Israel accuses Obama of conniving, “shameful move against Israel at the UN”


Israeli officials are fuming at President Obama. “The US administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tail wind for terror and boycotts and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory.”
– In betraying Israel in such an unprecedented way, Obama was also forcing a new, anti-Israel policy, on the upcoming Trump presidency.

By Elior Levy and Roi Kais


An Israeli official on Friday accused President Barack Obama of colluding with the Palestinians in a “shameful move against Israel at the UN” after learning the White House did not intend to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem the day before. Continue Reading »

White House confirms Obama to attend Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem


The White House just confirmed that President Obama will lead an American delegation to Israel to take part in Shimon Peres’s funeral on Friday.

Elad Benari


The White House confirmed on Wednesday that President Barack Obama would travel to Israel to take part in the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Friday.


“President Barack Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to Jerusalem to participate in the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. The President will depart on September 29 and will return to Washington, D.C. following the ceremony on September 30,” the White House said in a statement. Continue Reading »