Wall Street Journal: White House In The Dark Over Arms Supplies To Israel

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August 15, 2014 AT 7:38 AM
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month, without the approval of the White House or the State Department. Quoting officials, the newspaper said that since officials there were caught off guard as they tried to restrain Israel's campaign in Gaza, President Barack Obama's administration has tightened controls on arms shipments to Israel. The paper added--quoting officials from both countries--that the case illustrated that the White House and the State Department have little influence over the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.