On the eve of Romney's Israel visit Obama tried to upstage him

A reader writes us:

Two media events helpful to the Obama campaign occurred prior to Romney's visit to Israel.

On 27 July, Aljazeera wrote:

US President Barack Obama will release an additional $70m in military aid for Israel, a previously announced move that appeared timed to upstage Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney's trip to Israel this weekend. The money will go to help Israel expand production of a short-range rocket defense system.

Aljazeera adds:

A Romney spokeswoman said the former Massachusetts governor was happy to see steps being taken to enhance security co-operation with Israel. "Unfortunately this bill does nothing to address yesterday's evasiveness from the White House on whether President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which raised doubt about the president's commitment to our closest ally in the region..."

On July 28, Associated Press published a "leaked" information from an alleged official stating:

CIA believes that U.S. national secrets are safer from other Middle Eastern governments than from Israel.

As evidence to Israel spying on US, AP notes:

A CIA officer in Israel came home to find the food in the refrigerator had been rearranged... The U.S. government believes Israel's security services were responsible.

Questions should be asked as to why such statements were "leaked" on the eve of Romney's visit to Israel? Does the Administration suggest that Romney supports a "disloyal" ally?

A reader writes us:

Two media events helpful to the Obama campaign occurred prior to Romney's visit to Israel.

On 27 July, Aljazeera wrote:

US President Barack Obama will release an additional $70m in military aid for Israel, a previously announced move that appeared timed to upstage Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney's trip to Israel this weekend. The money will go to help Israel expand production of a short-range rocket defense system.

Aljazeera adds:

A Romney spokeswoman said the former Massachusetts governor was happy to see steps being taken to enhance security co-operation with Israel. "Unfortunately this bill does nothing to address yesterday's evasiveness from the White House on whether President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which raised doubt about the president's commitment to our closest ally in the region..."

On July 28, Associated Press published a "leaked" information from an alleged official stating:

CIA believes that U.S. national secrets are safer from other Middle Eastern governments than from Israel.

As evidence to Israel spying on US, AP notes:

A CIA officer in Israel came home to find the food in the refrigerator had been rearranged... The U.S. government believes Israel's security services were responsible.

Questions should be asked as to why such statements were "leaked" on the eve of Romney's visit to Israel? Does the Administration suggest that Romney supports a "disloyal" ally?

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