Last week the White House criticized House Speaker John Boehner for breaking protocol by invitingIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on Iran. This week the Obama administration sent a campaign team to Israel to defeat Netanyahu’s 2015 bid for re-election, Israeli media reports.
Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper and its version The New York Times because of its liberal political leanings, only published the report in its Hebrew edition. However, Independent Media Review and Analysis, which is “an ongoing analysis of developments in Arab-Israeli relations,” according to its website, deemed it of sufficient importance to provide an English translation on Monday.
Foreign Funding Bankrolls Anti-Netanyahu Campaign – Flies in 5-Man Obama Team
Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections.
One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including Jeremy Bird, the Obama campaign’s national field director) who will run the campaign out of officestaking up the ground floor of Tel Aviv office building. V-2015 is careful not to support a specific party – rather “just not Bibi”. As such, the foreign funds pouring into the campaign are not subject to Israel’s campaign finance laws.