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    US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

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


    GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.

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

    More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.

    At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds.

    Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.

    The official and the aides weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-sent-2...cs.html?ref=gs

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    Naff all when you compare it to their neighbour, anyhow all aid will stop now Trumps in power

    Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America's entire foreign aid budget. In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year.

    http://ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html

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    Sadly most of this funds go for weapons, eventually manufactured and supplied by US, as string attached

    It should be placed in women organizations and they could look to organize the change...

    We have again a woman as President in Switzerland, great, and no one hears or cares about, runs smooth...
    Monday,Tuesday, then it goes WTF !

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    Libtards funding terrorism....

    Will The truth come out About Obama's Birth place now he's finished playing president ?

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    While it might be too late to impeach O'Bungler.
    He could still be arrested and sent to Guantanamo for some good old fashioned watersporting.

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    ^ You only need send him to Trump Tower for some watersports.

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    ..and why are the Palestinians so bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    Sadly most of this funds go for weapons, eventually manufactured
    Good, looking forward to hearing about how it'll be used to send those thieving "settler" scum back where they came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    We have again a woman as President in Switzerland, great, and no one hears or cares about, runs smooth.
    An excellent way to run a country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.
    Outstanding news. Well done Obama.
    Should have been more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.


    GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.

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

    More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.

    At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds.

    Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.

    The official and the aides weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-sent-2...cs.html?ref=gs
    again Obama doing too little too late,

    why not done before when Congress had no chance to hold it ?

    a bit pointless then, and showing Obama double face about the ME and lack of authority in his own administration

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    The US has been sending on avg 400mil per year to Palestine even with a republican majority. Never a mention of blocking. So now the Congress decides to block and cries like a bunch of snowflakes because Obama says "here take ths and shove it up your duplicitous asses". He sent 221mil. Perfectly within his right as the Pres on Friday he released a bit more than half the norm. Boo fucking hoo Reps. Now stop whining and move on with the important issues of the day. Ya know. Prove Trump had more folks at his inaguration than Obama.

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    ^ It's a fact. An alternative fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    Sadly most of this funds go for weapons, eventually manufactured
    Good, looking forward to hearing about how it'll be used to send those thieving "settler" scum back where they came from.
    He was referring to the money given to Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    Sadly most of this funds go for weapons, eventually manufactured
    Good, looking forward to hearing about how it'll be used to send those thieving "settler" scum back where they came from.
    He was referring to the money given to Israel.
    Well at least one of you is as thick as shit.

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