In many, many ways, Genie Energy represents all that is wrong with the United States—an unaccountable bipartisan organization that puts Israel above American interests. In contrast to last year’s efforts, before the second airstrikes conducted against Syria, more attention has been brought to where these issues converge.
In the White House.
Following U.S. President Donald Trump's Tweet about recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, as well as signing a decree with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there has been substantial backlash against Israel's directorate over U.S. foreign policy.
This has also included backlash against Genie Energy—an Israeli government-backed energy company invested in exploiting the Golan Heights, that was involved in the Trump administration and presidential transition. Which is, of course, a conflict of interest.
Genie Energy founder Howard Jonas is a key figure that backed the sanctions preceding the Syrian Civil War.
The scandalous issue of Jared Kushner confidant Ira Greenstein that this presented, in particular, has entered the mainstream in Turkey and is being picked up as a talking point in response to Netanyahu and Trump's move.
Syria has requested a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Golan Heights.
Syrian Information Minister Imad Sara told Sputnik earlier on Tuesday that Trump's proclamation demonstrated the ineffectiveness of international law.
It would be ideal if the specific issue pertaining to Greenstein and Kushner's involvement with Genie Energy were brought before the U.N.—since an illegal conflict of interest such as this has the potential to subvert Israel's power if it is exposed.
It is expected that Trump will attack Syria again soon, so, now more than ever his own ties to Genie Energy must be put on blast.