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Congress Frees Up Aid Money To Palestinians

December 29, 2011 by  

Congress Frees Up Aid Money To Palestinians

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have freed up a little more than 20 percent of $187 million in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians that had been frozen due to the Palestinian bid for membership in the U.N., The Associated Press reported.

According to the news outlet, members of Congress have made $40 million available for economic and humanitarian aid for the Palestinians.

The money is administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development and “has been vital to establishing and strengthening the foundations necessary for a future Palestinian state,” according to State Department officials.

The Administration of President Barack Obama had been urging lawmakers, with Israel’s backing, to release the money. According to the AP, the funding will contribute to stability for Palestinians and will help with Israeli security.

Members of the Obama Administration are pressing Congress to release the remaining $147 million in funding.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Congress has been unhappy with the Palestinian leadership, due to their quest to win statehood.

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  • s c

    Predictable stupidity. Inferior minds doing utopian things. No good will come of it. Let those who want to see their money wasted cough up funds for this raw, stinking ^*-+.Utopianism is a form of insanity. Period.

    • eddie47d

      Israel and Palestinian Authority will meet in Jordan tomorrow for their first negotiations in over a year. The US,UN delegation,EU and Russia will aid in the peace talks. Let’s pray that this effort will be more fruitful than all those in the past. The world deserve a sensible solution between those two nemesis.

      • JC

        Nawww, they’ll just throw more money at it. It’s what they always do.
        And “We the People” get to pay off the loan and the interest to the (Non)Federal(No)Reserve by way of taxation.

  • dennis

    you bunch of (offensive word removed)— what wtf’s wrong with u ,all of u are out of your mines. these people don’t need our money (offensive word removed) wrong with you, they want us dead. let chinna help them, let anyone else help them we need to help our self’s right now. pay our own bills please you dumb (offensive word removed) thank you

  • skyraider 6

    The reason we need big time change in DC. boot them ALL out and ship them to Palestine.

    • BSG

      How did this happen, with Congress out on recess? Is it old news or do they now vote with their cellphones?

  • Bert Cundle Sr.

    We need a Hitler… But’ “Politicans” instead of so called Jews!

  • Kent Salmen

    This county is broke! We give money to Terrorists! If these fools in congress want to give money I say lets deduct from their paychecks. Next thing we will do is give a gift ” Drone” to the Iranians… Oh wait we already did that. Maybe we could elect a Muslum as president… Oh wait we did that also. Wake up AMERICA!!!

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      The 17 T. Must be for the Gifts our Politions have Prommiced other Countries!

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        BALK!

  • Elia

    The “Palestinian” lack of economic development is not because of lack of money. For the past 60+ years they have received the same amount of US funds which other Arab countries & Israel have received. While Israel has used it wisely, developed infrastructure, universities, hospitals, social services for the Jews, Arab Muslims and Christians who live in Israel, the so-called “Palestinians” (Arabs, really), leaders have kept the money for themselves. Why? So they can blame the USA and Israel for their irresponsible economic situation.
    “Palestinians” know that if they can use their rage-based manipulative media distortions and play victims, the do-gooder USA liberals, who lack knowledge of the Arab mindset, are too willing to sacrifice their own American money “to do a hunanitarian act,” however misplaced their ideals. Unfortunately, because of the high illiteracy levels among Arabs, and the naivete of Americans, the politicians on both sides do as they please with USA money – while Americans do without.

    • eddie47d

      I suppose we could say that we are trying to buy peace in that region. Yet Israel does get $4 billion from us each year.That is a mite more than the Palistinians receive.

      • http://comcast JimBob

        The last time I checked, Eddie, Israel is an ally of the U.S. (even though obama had done everything in his power to end that allegience). The palestinians are anything but an ally (do you by chance recall Yasser Arafat?). We need to seriously look at who we are offering aid to (libyan rebels, syrian rebels, palestinians are not a good group to spend our borrowed funds on).

      • ChristyK

        NO FOREIGN AID to anyone. Pay off our debt, or we not be able to help or defend anyone, including ourselves.

  • Bert Cundle Sr.

    THE Rebelion must over power the supporters… Who are the supporters of the corruption of government! Dumb Citizens? Illegal Forigners? The sure thing is: Far too much Corruption!

  • Stephen Hiller

    “The enemy of my friend is my enemy” … at least that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Why do we keep supporting them ?????

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      Trust No one!

  • CaptTurbo

    It sure would be wonderful if we could elect Ron Paul and put an end to this business of sending the money we borrow from the Chinese to terrorists. How did so much stupid accumulate in one pile in D.C.?

  • http://aol stanleyteee

    What a crock, we’re broke, medicare and Social Security in the red. No jobs, and we’re supporting other nations including foreign aid to China and Saudi a. Let’s help our own Nation and our own borders.Vote the scumbags out and demand term limits.No more winning a seat is like winning the lottery. Become instant millionaires at the es pence of selling USA out.

  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    Voting dosen’t work so that leaves one way to go and our Founding Fathers left us with the 2nd Amendment, enough said.

    • http://comcast JimBob

      Exactly right. We thought we were going to get a break in 2010 when a new crop of freshman congressmen changed the majority in the House. The only change I can see is the names because they are caving left and right. No backbone and certainly no deeds to date to back up what they said they were going to do. I hope after the 2012 elections, no one in the House or Senate will know one another – we need all new faces.

      • JC

        Nothing will ever change until we abrogate the
        Federal Reserve and withdraw from the UN.
        Voting doesn’t work…is absolutely correct.

        • Bert Cundle Sr.

          Member in good standing… of United Nations is the Worlds Salvation; for all Nations! Not N.A.F.T,A.!!!

          • JC

            What are you talking about?
            Are you ok?

  • James

    It’s only fair that Congress should tax Amricans for the benefit of foreigners. However, to keep the budget balanced they should stop all unemployment benefits and food stamps to Americans, we can’t afford both.

  • C. R.

    These are the things that WE, THE PEOPLE should be voting on. Congress and this Admin just love giving OUR money to those who hate us hoping to change something – weird thinking here. We should loan money at high interest, but NEVER just give money to those against us. That is pure lunacy. No wonder that Obama has caused us to be a laughing stock everywhere I go in this world. I don’t find him laughable,but a great puppet handled by those who are working hard to take America away from us.

    Money to Pakistan, Palestine, etc. is OUR money down a big hole that will never be filled which our economy sucks!

    • eddie47d

      Those countries have been receiving American money long before Obama became President including Pakistan and Palistine. Why was it okay when Reagan or Clinton were in office but so much different now. You wouldn’t make very good foreign policy decisions because it’s all about hating Obama instead of the merits of the policy.

      • ChristyK

        Foreign aid has been proven to be a failure under Republican & Democrat leadership. Does anyone ever learn? We give money to one group for years and then end up fighting them later (Bin Laden, Sadam Hussein, etc.) all while bankrupting our nation. Stop foreign aid and bring home all troops not currently fighting a declared war. (If Congress wants war, they need to declar war and be honest)

  • Fred

    release that money into our economy or pay back RED China for the money borrowed. Never give borrowed money away when you are bankrupt, that is plain silly.

    • James

      Or, diabolical might be a better word.

  • Bob Marshall

    Compare this to the three billion dollars the US gives Israel each year.

    • JC

      And Egypt. Those were the terms of the Camp David Peace Accord.
      And of course to all the other Arab nations in order to be “fair”.

    • Ted G

      Well at least Israel is a friend and ally. Many islamic countries comsider us their enemy publically, while many of the rest consider us their enemy behind our backs. Thats the big difference.
      Stop funding any country that does not support true freedom based on a real and verifiable UNUDHR as the basis of all laws.
      And if the UN does not start to live up to its charter we should abandon it completely and form a UN of free countries

  • http://google Sandra Henley

    Call to Action 2012: Christians, Jews and peace loving Muslims must unite to fight against the Muslim extremists, radicals and terrorist who threaten our right to worship our God in our faith. Muslim extremist have inflitrated our college campuses calling for the annihilation of the Jews and Christians, preaching Islamic hatred and intolerance. They are using college platforms and venues to call for the destruction of Israel and America, the little and big Satan. Islam is the giant Satan. YET US FUNDS THESE RADICALS. We have the right to worship God without fear of retaliation. Our God commands us to love one another, the god of Islam calls for the death of everyone who is not a Muslim.

    Yale, Harvard, Princeton were once Christian based universities, now the administration turns it’s head against this outrage towards Jews and Christians. They tolerate the Muslim hate speech. Only in America can hate mongers from Arab nations come onto American soil and call for the destruction of Israel and America. We cannot go into their countries and preach tolerance and love for Jews and Christians. YET THE US FUNDS THESE RADICALS.

    This is a call for like minded people to take action and put down these Muslim uprisings on American college campuses. We need to defend the faith, defend our constitutional right to freedom of religion. Christians and Jews are not shown tolerance when it comes to posting the Ten Commandments, or speaking the name of Jesus, or having prayer in schools or football games or displaying Christmas or Hanukkah symbols.

    This is American, the home of the brave and the free. Don’t let America become another Nazi Germany. Send haters back to their own countries if they preach hatred for others religious beliefs. If they cannot live in America in peace and respect our beliefs — Go home to your own soil. Our government wants to deport our Hispanic brothers, who are not preaching hatred, but only trying to get a better life. But our government easily tolerates the Muslim agenda of hatred and intolerance towards everybody else and even gives them money.

    Now is the time to do something for God and Country.

    • James

      It’s against Israeli law to talk about Christ there, what league hath light with darkness?

      • Morton L. Friedman

        I will suggest that you tour Israel, either with a predominately jewish tour or a Christian sponsored tour. You will see for yourself how all the Christian holy sites are well maintained by the Israeli government, at least in the state of repair that they were in 1947. Most have been cleaned up and at least partially restored to their ancient state. Your tour guide will freely speak of the historical reference to Jesus Christ. Add to that, that NO Christian church has ever been desecrated by any Israeli jew.

        Where did you get that ‘law’ from? Al-Jazeera?

  • Princeton67

    The dhimmis have shown their hand – - – again.

  • http://yahoo scout

    Stop foreign aide. Vote Ron Paul…….

  • momplayer

    Gives you comfort to know we’re sending money over seas to some one who probably mental to help them develop their nuclear program.I guess it’s true “YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID!!!!!!!!”

  • Gringo Infidel

    WHY is anything going to those terrorists? Those who vote for such rubbish must be held accountable at election time.

    Maybe the time is right to clean house in the ‘state department.’ Big broom and mass firings of those ‘servants.’

  • Loretta

    When is our government going to STOP ALL THIS FOREIGN AID TO OTHER COUNTRIES??? I am tired of paying and paying and paying to all these countries!!!!! DO WE GET FOREIGN AID FROM ANY COUNTRY????

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