Obama wants to put sanctions on Israel? Congress is fighting back

Noah Rothman
Hot Air

…It is unclear if the administration’s outlook on this issue has changed in the wake of the dissolution of Netanyahu’s Cabinet, which indicates that new national elections will be forthcoming. But members of Congress are not waiting around to learn if the administration’s thinking has evolved on the prospect of sanctioning Israel. According to The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, America’s elected representatives have warned Obama that sanctions against Israel will not be tolerated.

We urge you and your administration to clarify these reports immediately,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) and nearly 50 other House lawmakers wrote Friday afternoon, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

“Israel is one of our strongest allies, and the mere notion that the administration would unilaterally impose sanctions against Israel is not only unwise, but is extremely worrisome,” they state. “Such reports send a clear message to our friends and enemies alike that such alliances with the United States government can no longer be unquestionably trusted.”

“At a time when you have requested an additional seven months to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear weapons program, any attempts to undermine the U.S.’s support of Israel will only further diminish the administration’s ability to get congressional support for any potential agreement with Iran,” the lawmakers wrote…


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