White House REJECTS new trade bill because it is too PRO-ISRAEL

Of course. If it helps Israel or supports Israel, Obama is against it:

FREE BEACON – The White House has announced its opposition to a new bipartisan trade bill because of a portion of the legislation that would strengthen the U.S.-Israel economic relationship, according to a statement issued late Thursday.

The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which the White House says it mostly supports, overwhelmingly passed on a bipartisan vote.

However, a portion of the bill that seeks to enhance U.S.-Israeli economic ties drew criticism from the White House, which announced that it would not support these new provisions.

The White House did not explicitly express its opposition to any other part of the comprehensive trade legislation.

Congress directed in the bill that the U.S. government work to strengthen its economic ties with Israel and boost efforts to combat international boycotts of the Jewish state.

The White House, in its latest statement, expressed opposition to certain congressional efforts aimed at combatting the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement, also known as BDS, which aims to wage economic warfare on Israel.

“As with any bipartisan compromise legislation, there are provisions in this bill that we do not support, including a provision that contravenes longstanding U.S. policy towards Israel and the occupied territories, including with regard to Israeli settlement activity,” the White House said, referring to efforts to stop the labeling of Jewish goods.

One senior congressional aide who works on these issues expressed surprise at the administration’s statement, saying that it goes out of its way to single out Israel.

“This administration never misses an opportunity to take a swipe at Israel—even if it means criticizing bipartisan anti-BDS measures passed unanimously in the House and Senate,” the source said. “Don’t fall for any White House doublespeak: Opposing efforts to combat BDS equates to supporting BDS. That’s why history will show that President Obama actively advanced a movement solely aimed at delegitimizing the State of Israel.”

The bill seeks to combat the BDS movement.


I’ve said before that Obama’s White House acts like a Muslim government, rejecting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and now rejecting legislation that helps Israel economically.

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