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“Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called on Congress to impose “severe economic consequences” for the U.N.’s ‘irresponsible’ action. She said the United States should cut the $600 million in annual funding for the Palestinian Authority as well as any funding for U.N. agencies that recognize Palestine as a state.
“And Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) offered an amendment to the defense bill that would cut off the almost $600 million the United States pays in U.N. dues every year.
“And Canada recalled its top diplomats in Israel and the West Bank as well as its U.N. representatives in New York City and Geneva in protest.”
“Iran is helping its ally Syria defy Western sanctions by providing a vessel to ship Syrian oil to a state-run company in China, potentially giving the government of President Bashar al-Assad a financial boost worth an estimated $80 million.”
“Canada has shut its embassy in Damascus and is imposing fresh sanctions on Syria, banning all dealings with the central bank as part of a campaign to stop President Bashar Assad’s crackdown against rebels, officials said on Monday. Meanwhile, US Senator John McCain said the United States should lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria through air strikes on President Bashar Assad’s forces.”
Bibi responds immediately to Obama’s speech at AIPAC Policy Conference while in Canada visiting PM Harper.
Bibi meets with PM Harper of Canada ahead of his visit to the United States on Monday. Bibi will be speaking to the AIPAC Policy Conference then, the largest meeting of pro-Israel activists in the country. Similarly, AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of Members of Congress second only to the State of the Union Address. Within the Congress, pro-Israel sentiment is overwhelmingly bipartisan and close to unanimity.
“The Pentagon is readying for the possibility of intervention in Syria, aiming to halt Syrian President Bashsar Assad’s violent crackdown on protesters, the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Saturday, citing a US military official. According to the official, the intervention scenario calls for the establishment of a buffer zone on the Turkish border, in order to receive Syrian refugees. The Red Cross would then provide the civilians humanitarian aid, before NATO crews would arrive from Turkey and join the efforts.The measure would pave the way for the US to declare an aerial blockade on Syria. The intercession is to be modeled after NATO’s efforts in Kosovo, which brought an end to the Serbian control of the region. NATO’s plan of action included prolonged aerial shelling.”
“Turkey will never allow any third country, particularly Israel, to use intelligence obtained by a NATO radar system, its foreign minister said on Friday.”
“Turkey’s Foreign Ministry released a scathing statement saying Perry’s comments were ‘baseless and inappropriate’ and that the U.S. has no time to waste with candidates ‘who do not even know their allies.’”