Israel Agrees: Time to Call Abbas’s Bluff

For the past 20 years, whenever some Americans have raised the question of whether U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority should be cut off, opponents have always trumped such calls by invoking a single point: the Israelis disagree. Even as the PA flouted its commitments under the Oslo Accords and acted in various ways that ought to, under U.S. law, mandate a halt to American aid, Israel’s various governments have always opposed such action. But in the wake of the PA’s failed attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to recognize their independence and decision to head to the International Criminal Court to further harass Israel, Jerusalem is preparing to ask Congress to finally enforce the law and end the flow of U.S. taxpayer dollars to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and his corrupt Fatah government. Though the Obama administration disagrees, Congress should do just that.

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  • Xavier

    If Congress cuts off funding the PA, Obama will do it unilaterally and illegally – and he’ll get away with it.

  • Time to stop financing PA terrorists. Such financing was always only blackmail money anyway, paying them to restrain themselves somewhat from overt violence.

  • Cutting off the money will help. But it won’t stop the jihad.

    Only Islamic reformation will do that.