August 1, 2014, - 8:59 am
Barack Obama didn’t just temporarily stop American planes from landing in Israel. He stopped American mail from being sent there, too. And the problem may still persist, as it did at several Michigan post offices.
I received reports as recently as yesterday that various Detroit-area U.S. Postal Service locations were refusing to accept packages sent to Israel. And I confirmed that this was true. Hopefully, the problem is now fixed, but you should immediately file a complaint and contact the U.S. Postal Service (or me), if your local Postal Service location refuses to send mail for delivery to Israel.
Yesterday, I spoke with Elizabeth Najduch, Communications Program Specialist for the Detroit District of the U.S. Postal Service. I contacted her after I received reports from Jewish people who tried to send packages and other mail to Israel at both the Southfield, Michigan and Farmington Hills, Michigan locations. These people were told that the Postal Service was not sending mail to Israel, and they were refused this service.
Ms. Najduch, of the U.S. Postal Service, confirmed that the reports were true. She told me that when Barack Obama’s FAA, last week, stopped flights from landing in Israel, the U.S. Postal Service also stopped delivery to Israel. But, she also said, that mail embargo was only supposed to last as long as the brief FAA flight embargo. And it should have ended. But nobody at the U.S. Postal Service informed local branches to resume delivery to Israel. Ms. Najduch–who was extremely professional and concerned about the problem–said that as soon as she received complaints yesterday, she informed the local Detroit-area postal branches to resume delivery to Israel.
If you have this problem and are refused mail delivery service to Israel by the U.S. Postal Service, you should call their customer service and file a complaint. But you should also try to contact your local press person for the Postal Service and complain.
We cannot let Barack Obama’s sub rosa punishment of Israel persist.