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Daily Briefing: Biden’s FBI Moves Against Israel

“Joe Biden and his administration view Israel and Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu as political enemies, and so they are responding to them the way they respond to all their political enemies: by unleashing the FBI.”—Sen. Ted Cruz


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WATCH:  The Biden Administration Is Weaponizing the FBI against Israel Caroline Glick, Caroline Glick Show, Nov. 17, 2022 In this week’s “Caroline Glick Show,” author Lee Smith joins Glick to talk about the Biden administration’s newest move against Israel: the FBI’s probe of the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.

Mike Pompeo: ‘Anti-Zionist Bias Runs Very Deep Inside of the Biden Administration’:  Alex Traiman, JNS, Nov. 20, 2022 Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo oversaw the foreign policy of the most pro-Israel administration in American history. His policy, which came to be known as the Pompeo Doctrine, reversed long-standing American wisdom that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria were illegal.


The Biden Administration Weaponizes the FBI against Israel:  Caroline Glick, JNS, Nov. 16, 2022

FBI Has a Double Standard for Abu Akleh, Israeli Victims – Comment:  Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, Nov. 16, 2022

Israel Will Have to Put Out the Fire on 2 Pressing Issues:  Yoav Limor, Israel Hayom, Nov. 17, 2022

It’s Time for Israel to Untie the American Apron Strings:  Melanie Phillips, Israel Hayom, Nov. 20, 2022


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FBI Investigation of IDF ‘Undermines the Pentagon’s Own Conclusions’:  Yaakov Lappin, JNS, Nov. 17, 2022 A decision by the FBI to investigate the Israel Defense Forces over the May 11 death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin undermines the official positions of the Pentagon and the United States State Department, both of which welcomed the IDF’s own investigation into the matter, an Israeli expert on US-Israeli relations told JNS.

Congress Eyes Investigation into Anti-Israel Bias at Biden Justice DepartmentAdam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, Nov. 17, 2022 The Biden administration’s decision to launch an unprecedented investigation into Israel’s accidental shooting of a Palestinian-American reporter has landed the administration in hot water with Congress, which is signaling it will launch its own probe into anti-Israel bias and politicization at the Justice Department.

 

U.S. To Probe Killing Of Shireen Abu Akleh, Spurring Outrage in Israel Shira Rubin and Erin Cunningham, Washington Post, Nov. 14, 2022 The United States will launch an investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the veteran Palestinian American journalist for Al Jazeera who was killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in a statement Monday.

FBI Director Says US Jews Under Threat ‘From All Sides’ Amid Rise In AntisemitismTOI staff, Times of Israel, Nov. 19, 2022 The director of the FBI has said the Jewish community in the United States is “getting hit from all sides” and “desperately” needs further support from the agency amid an apparent uptick in antisemitic attacks.


 

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FBI’s Shireen Abu Akleh Probe Is a Watershed Moment in U.S.-Israel TiesBen Samuels, Haaretz, Nov. 15, 2022 The FBI’s decision to open a criminal investigation into the killing of a Palestinian-American journalist is a watershed moment in the history of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

 

The FBI in Israel:  ‘Long-Lasting Relationships’ Key to Building Cases:  FBI, Mar. 27, 2017-The arrest last week of an individual in Israel suspected of sending threatening messages to Jewish organizations in the U.S. and several other countries provides a glimpse into one of the FBI’s key roles overseas.

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Israel Legal Attaché Cary Gleicher Describes the FBI’s Role Overseas: FBI, YouTube, Mar. 27, 2017  –-What’s important to understand is the FBI always respects the sovereign rights of a nation. So, while we’re here, we are not conducting interviews, we’re not executing search warrants, nor arrest warrants. Our job is to build and foster long-term relationships. Our job is to build a pipe, if you will, that allows Washington, D.C. leadership in the FBI, and our field office commanders, to reach out and touch any of the Israeli commanders at any time.

Israel Rips Biden Admin Over FBI Probe Into Al Jazeera Reporter’s Killing; ‘Do Not Interfere…’:  Hindustan Times, YouTube, Nov. 15, 2022Israel’s departing Prime Minister Yair Lapid doubled down Tuesday on his government’s harsh condemnation of a reported investigation by the United States Department of Justice into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist, in the occupied West Bank. Watch the video for more details.

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