Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama didn't OK Palestinian migration to U.S.?

Perhaps the text of Obama's executive order left the matter open for interpretation.
By Aaron Klein© 2009 WorldNetDaily
TEL AVIV, Israel – Contrary to some news media reports, President Obama did not authorize Palestinian "refugees" to migrate to the U.S. as part of emergency assistance following Israel's 22-day war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
On Jan. 30, Obama signed an order issuing an emergency contribution of $20.3 million for "urgent relief efforts" in Gaza. He approved the aid, which was to come from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund, one day after the U.N. launched a flash appeal for $613 million to help Palestinians in the Hamas-controlled territory rebuild infrastructure following Israeli antiterrorism air raids.
Several media outlets wrongly reported Obama had approved the emergency migration of Gazans to the U.S.
Canada Free Press, for example, released an article titled, "Obama opening floodgates by inviting Hamas to 'migrate' to the U.S.A.?"
Also, the New Media Journal featured a piece by author Paul L. Williams with the screaming headline, "Pres. Obama invites Hamas terrorists to America."


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