Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Solovey Razboynik
    • 04.10.11 | 06:50 (IST)

    The Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen seems to see nothing wrong with taking large campaign contributions from Irving Moskowitz, a notorious funder of settlements in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods. Irving Moskowitz actively works to derail the chances for a two-state solution by funding Jewish settler housing in the middle of Palestinian neighborhoods – and has been condemned by both Republican and Democratic US Administrations for undermining the prospects of peace. With the two-state solution hanging by a thread, what a terrible signal it sends for an American political leader to be so cozy with a far-right political funder whose actions undermine the foreign policy of the United States and makes a two-state solution harder to achieve.

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    First published 02:49 04.10.11 | Last updated 02:49 04.10.11
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