Yesterday, I discovered that Obama had signed a presidential memo changing a policy in which Israel, like almost all other nations, has been required to pay a protective tariff on dairy products exported to the U.S.
This tariff is to protect American farmers, who have been devastated in recent years, many losing their farms. This year has been particularly disastrous.
I phoned numerous officials at the Agriculture Department, the US Trade Representative, and the various dairy farmers' organizations and discovered that no one had even heard about this change.
While the Israeli media have covered it, the American media have been completely silent on it.
I think people need to know about this policy change -- created through an almost completely covered-up presidential memo -- and so I wrote an article about it.
I think that American dairy farmers should be informed about this; I hope people will help get this information out.
Even people who are opposed to protective tariffs, I assume, dislike cover-ups and policies that smack of special interest favoritism.