[lbo-talk] [Pen-l] More on this Re: Mondoweiss: Is the U.S. quietly imposing travel sanctions on Israeli officials?

Robert Naiman naiman at justforeignpolicy.org
Wed Mar 26 07:09:33 PDT 2014

It's striking how many knives that have that they didn't use before, isn't it? It's especially noteworthy what knives they have that they don't need explicit Congressional approval for. To be kept in mind when Washington liberals shrug their shoulders and say that the U.S. can't do anything...

On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM, Joseph Catron <jncatron at gmail.com> wrote:

> The US State Department is denying visas to senior members of Israeli
> security forces whose work is connected to Israeli control of the West
> Bank, Israel's Channel 10 reported Tuesday night, citing "pro-Israel
> sources" on Capitol Hill.
> The State Department effort to identify officers and commanders from the
> IDF, Shin Bet, Mossad, and other organizations with a West Bank role stems
> from a fear that these individuals may have played a part in violating
> Palestinians' human rights, the report said.
> http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-denying-visas-for-officers-serving-in-west-bank
> Here's an earlier version of that report with a different focus:
> Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason
> Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the
> United States without visas, the Obama administration said.
> http://www.jta.org/2014/03/25/news-opinion/politics/state-discrimination-keeps-israel-out-of-visa-waiver-deal
> The first part, if not the second, should be seen primarily in the context
> of the current negotiations and the recent wave of sanctions against
> Israeli settlement interests by EU member state and their regulated
> enterprises. The Western powers are twisting every knife they have to force
> a deal.
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> lytlað."
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