Skip to comments.Obama Admin Defends Meeting with Group That 'Slanders' Israel "Another blow to Israeli
Posted on 06/08/2015 3:32:10 PM PDT by Nachum
The Obama administration defended a recent meeting between White House and State Department officials and "Breaking the Silence," an activist group Israel's justice minister has condemned for "slander[ing] the State of Israel."
Breaking the Silence, which according to NGO-Monitor gets its funding from European sources, issued a report last month containing what it says are testimonies of Israel's use of indiscriminate force against Palestinian civilians from anonymous IDF soldiers who served during last summer's Israel-Hamas conflict.
Though the IDF said it would investigate the report, it has raised significant questions about its credibility, some Israeli soldiers labeling it "a total lie" and Israel's top diplomat accusing the group of "working against Israel from within."
In what Haaretz calls two "first of its kind" meetings, White House and State Department officials met with Breaking the Silence to discuss its accusations of Israel's human rights violations against Palestinians. The meetings came the same week that Israel asked the Swiss government to stop funding the group.
In a statement to Haaretz, an unnamed State Department official defended the meeting with the anti-Israel group. "Officers from the State Departments Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor met with a representative from the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, said the official. "The State Department regularly meets with a broad array of political and civil society organizations from various countries worldwide."
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Please tell me again how all religions are basically the same.
Just ask our fearless leader and he will tell you that his is probably better than the rest. My hunch is that sooner or later something will give as many scores will have to be settled and it won’t be pretty. But at least it will settle things for a while.
And don’t expect any substantive action from our inillustrious Congress and Senate to the contrary, as it seems their all in on it with this filthy enemy islamist.
Most American Jews slander Israel. What a different world this is.
O and his IslamoNazi comrades HATE Christians and Jews and will commit any vile or evil acts they can to harm, and insofar as they are able, destroy them all.
NOTHING these Satanic legions do (or say) is surprising once you recognize them for what they are.
It’s not a blow to Israel. It’s only another creepy self-flaggelation by our leadership to its own self-soiled reputation.
Anonymous testimony, none about necklaces of ears and things like that, why would anyone be surprised the State Department would meet with them. The Secretary is an author, after all, and knows all about anonymous testimony.
Great reenactment of the Iwo Jima flag raising isn't it.
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