Saturday, July 9, 2011

U.S. House passes resolution threatening to suspend aid to Palestinians

Stand for Israel
July 8, 2011

Last night a majority of the U.S. House – 407 of the 435 representatives – passed a resolution urging President Obama’s administration to halt financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority if its leaders move forward in their bid for U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state:
The resolution was welcomed by the Anti-Defamation League, commending the members of Congress “for mobilizing a resounding message that the Palestinians cannot reject direct negotiations with Israel and embrace Hamas,” said Robert G. Sugarman, ADL National Chair and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.
“Instead of reconciling with Israel, the Palestinian Authority has reconciled with Hamas, a terrorist, anti-Semitic organization sworn to Israel’s destruction,” they added. “The Palestinians need to take seriously the President’s warning that, ‘Symbolic actions to isolate Israel at the United Nations in September won’t create an independent state.”
The resolution states that “Palestinian efforts to gain recognition of a state outside direct negotiations demonstrates absence of a good faith commitment to peace negotiations, and will have implications for continued United States aid.”

Author: Stand For Israel | July 8, 2011