August 14, 2014
Did Obama pressure Israel with missile cutoff last month?
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration attempted to pressure Israel with a cutoff in missile shipments during the height of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza last month. The Jerusalem Post reports: Amid diplomatic tensions between US President Barack Obama's administration and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the US halted a shipment of air-to-ground missiles to Israel last month during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. In July, Israel requested "through military-to-military channels a large number of Hellfire missiles", a first batch of which was about to be released to Israel, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Israeli and American officials. But the Pentagon immediately put the shipment on hold, and top officials at the White House instructed US defense agencies to consult with the White House and the State Department before approving any additional Israeli...(Read Full Post)