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Donald Trump freezes Barack Obama’s $221 million payment to the Palestinian Authority

January 25, 2017

  A couple of days ago we learned that, in a final slap in the face to Israel, Barack Obama freed up $221 million to the Palestinian Authority just hours before leaving office. The money has not yet been sent and today Donald Trump froze the funds pending further review by the State Department.

  Here is more:

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.

Kerry formally notified Congress that State would release the money Friday morning, just hours before President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

   This seems to me to be similar to Donald Trump’s order to build the wall on the Southern border using money which was already allocated, however this case is slightly different: while the Congress allotted the money to be sent to the Palestinian Authority there was a block placed on the funds whereas in the case for the border wall there was not. Because of this it looks to me as if Donald Trump had the authority to spend the border money where Barack Obama did not have the authority to send the money to the Palestinian Authority. 

  It is going to be interesting to see how this plays out…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. xenonman permalink
    January 25, 2017 8:41 pm

    One can not say that Trump is slow to act!

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    • January 25, 2017 8:41 pm

      No they cannot!

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  2. January 25, 2017 8:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • January 25, 2017 8:54 pm

      Thank you again!

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      • January 25, 2017 8:55 pm

        You’re welcome.

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  3. January 25, 2017 9:08 pm

    GOOD! Re-do EVERYTHING Bari touched or thought of touching and things will be better. He can give them money out of his own pocket.
    As for the wall, why is it there’s no need for a wall along the Canadian border? If things were ‘better’ in Mexico they wouldn’t want or need to come here.

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    • January 26, 2017 6:23 am

      I agree 100% on all points!

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  4. petermac3 permalink
    January 25, 2017 10:11 pm

    This of course will put a crimp in Hamas’s war of contrition against Obama’s mortal enemy the Jewish state and Jews everywhere. A much better use of the money would be to resettle the liberal Obama-Clinton loving Jews in Arab lands of their choice. This would give them a much better chance of meeting their death at the hands of the very enemy their beloved sicko america and Jew hating liberal politicians love to support. Just saying…

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    • January 26, 2017 6:24 am

      I would not be opposed to spending the money that way instead.

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  5. January 26, 2017 7:01 pm

    Authority you ask? That is a new concept, questioning whether the President has the authority. After all, he has a pen and a phone, what more does he need??? 🙂

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