An Israeli delegation recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to pressure the Biden administration into accepting its terror designation for six Palestinian human rights groups.
By Michael Arria | Mondoweiss | Sept 14, 2022
“The Biden administration has repeatedly failed to take action and stand up for Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations increasingly under attack by the Israeli government. We have no reason to believe this meeting between Israeli and U.S. officials will result in a different outcome.”
—Brad Parker, Defense for Children International – Palestine
Last week an Israeli delegation was in Washington, D.C. trying to pressure the Biden administration into accepting its terror designation for six Palestinian human rights groups. “Israeli officials told me the delegation that went to Washington last week included officials from the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense financial intelligence unit that was spearheading the designation of the NGOs,” reported Axios’ Barak Ravid.
According to Ravid, Israeli officials met with the State Department, CIA and the office of the Director of National Intelligence to present them with updated intelligence about the six groups.
“Our Israeli partners have in recent days provided us with additional information,” confirmed State Department spokesman Ned Price at a State Department briefing on Tuesday. “They provided this information not only to the department but also to a range of our interagency partners. We are continuing to review this and that process is ongoing,” he continued. Price refrained from saying more about the new information telling reporters he didn’t want to “prejudge” the information.