Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon expressed his frustration with the Obama administration on Sunday, citing “election-year considerations” as the reason for its hesitance in imposing tougher sanctions sought by US Congress.
“In the United States, the Senate passed a resolution, by a majority of 100-to-1, to impose these sanctions, and in the U.S. administration there is hesitation for fear of oil prices rising this year, out of election-year considerations,” Yaalon said. “In that regard, this is certainly a disappointment, for now.”
Yaalon highlighted that France and Britain “are taking a very firm stand and understand sanctions must be imposed immediately.”
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