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Oren: US Should Reject Unity Government, Hamas Behind Kidnapping

Ambassador Oren: the U.S. should rescind its hasty recognition of the Fatah-Hamas unity government (PUG)

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Michael Oren, Dec. 16, 2013.

Michael Oren, Dec. 16, 2013.
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Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren has joined the thus-far quiet chorus of criticism of recognition by the U.S. of the Palestinian Unity Government (PUG).

Oren publicly stated on Sunday morning, June 15, that Israel now knows Hamas is behind the kidnapping of the three Israeli boys from Gush Etzion on Thursday night.

He also wrote that Hamas publicly praised the kidnapping, and has ordered Palestinian Arabs in the territories to obstruct Israel’s rescue efforts.

Ambassador Oren has a bottom line message: the U.S. should rescind its hasty recognition of the Fatah-Hamas Unity Government.

Oren served as Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2009 until 2013.

Ambassador Michael Oren's Facebook post on June 15, 2014.

Ambassador Michael Oren’s Facebook post on June 15, 2014.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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  1. Guy Peters says:

    The US should have & would have rejected the unity of terror plo / pa ” governance” were it not for 0bama & the corrupt goon administration!
    0bama furthermore must be aware that funding the ” pa”( plo ) is illegal as it includes hamas a designated terror group that continues to the destruction of Israel & murder all Jews !
    All of them are terrorists anyway ,the lifting of fatah’s terrorist designation & the renaming of the terrorist organization plo to pa are sham & shameful !


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