Saturday, March 14, 2015

Senate probes possible US gov't ties
to anti-Netanyahu effort, source says

US SENATE COMMITTEE probes an American nonprofit's funding of efforts to oust Israeli's Benjamin Netanyahu after Obama administration's State Department gave nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, source with knowledge of the panel's activities says. 

 A powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has launched a bipartisan probe into an American nonprofit’s funding of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the Obama administration’s State Department gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, a source with knowledge of the panel's activities told

The fact that both Democratic and Republican sides of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations have signed off on the probe could be seen as a rebuke to President Obama, who has had a well-documented adversarial relationship with the Israeli leader. 

   The development comes as Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel Two television station this week that there were “governments” that wanted to help with the “Just Not Bibi” campaigning -- Bibi being the Israeli leader’s nickname.


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