This year, disconcerted by Pres. Obama and negotiator Secretary of State John Kerry's weak deal terms with Iran, Prime Minister Netanyahu accepted House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to pose his concerns to a joint-session of Congress.
President Obama turned Mr. Netanyahu's objection into a partisan issue, alleging that he and Mr. Boehner were attempting to ignore protocol and shame the Obama administration, which would neither meet with, nor advocate congressional Democrats attending the speech.
Mr. Netanyahu took the occasion of the AIPAC 2015 Policy Conference to explain why it was important for him to bring the issues of the terms which would enable Iran nuclear weapon capability in addressing the U.S. Congress.
Meanwhile, a group of Obama campaign coordinators, 270 Strategies, was employed to defeat Mr. Netanyahu- allegedly with U.S. funding.
A source told Fox News the investigation focuses on State Department grants to a non-profits group that has been leading field organizing efforts openly aimed at replacing Netanyahu’s government with a center-left coalition. The news report has been making big waves in the news media here in Israel.Lt. Col. Allen West: 'Obama 'shamefully' seeking to defeat Netanyahu for exposing the threat from Kerry's Iran deal.'
Reported FoxNews.com: “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.” A source told Fox News the senatorial probe is looking into U.S. governmental “funding” to OneVoice Movement, which is a partner in a get-out-the-vote drive with a newly-formed Israeli political action group calling itself V15.
V15, short for Victory 2015, attracted U.S. media attention after it hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The V15 organization has partnered with OneVoice, a U.S.-U.K. nonprofit, for its get-out-the-vote-organizing drive aimed at replacing Netanyahu’s government with a center-left coalition. OneVoice received a State Department grant for $350,000. It was OneVoice that reportedly hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The reported move to investigate the state funding comes one week after Netanyahu gave an interview in which he spoke of “tens of millions of shekels from abroad” aiding in an effort to mobilize leftist Jewish and Israeli Arabs voters to defeat him. OneVoice is reportedly sponsored by scores of nonprofits and received two grants in the past year from the U.S. State Department. The State Department is also listed as a partner of OneVoice on the group’s website. Read more at World Net Daily.
Jeremy Bird of 270 Strategies
Netanyahu's Cabinet Minister Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beitenu party) addressed the issue of global interest to stand against Islamist terrorism in this pre-Congressional address at the National Religious Broadcasters Association in Nashville at the end of February.
Mrs. Karen Shirley, a Californian grandmother attending AIPAC, expressed dismay at those who would shun Mr. Netanyahu's revelations on the Iranian deal which Mr. Kerry is fast-tracking.
An Israeli journalist (who preferred to not use his name) explains how Israel's electoral party system, President, and Supreme Court ensure her representative democracy. The minor parties, such as Yisrael Beitenu will take on an important role in coalition building in tomorrow's election.
Isaac Herzog, leader of the Zionist Union party, introduced himself to American Zionists last year at the AIPAC Policy Conference, speaking with Times of Israel editor, David Horovitz.