Tag Archive for U.S. Congress

U.S. Congress weighs terminating Palestinian aid


US Congressional hearings to reconsider terminating Palestinian aid after formation of Hamas-Fatah unity gov’t.

The fundamental requirement in maintaining the aid is recognition of Israel – a step that Hamas adamantly opposed to take.



WASHINGTON – Mere days after the Palestinian Authority announced its intention to form a unity government with Hamas, the US Congress is examining the process required to cut off aid to the organization.


NEGOTIATION COLLAPSE The Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process collapsed after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a unity pact in Gaza City with its militant rival Hamas on April 23. – Photo: SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

A subcommittee on the Middle East in the House of Representatives will hold a hearing on the matter on Thursday, in search of a way forward after peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians ended bitterly last week. Continue Reading »

U.S. Congressmen Request Increased Missile Defense Aid to Israel

United bipartisan request to House committee for additional funding cites increased threat from Iran & Hezbollah, noting the aid is ‘in America’s interest’.

By Ari Soffer



US lawmakers have called on Congress to increase funding for Israeli missile defense projects.

Last Thursday, Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, urged a key House of Representatives panel to increase funding for Israel’s Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3, and David’s Sling missile defense systems.

Specifically, they called for an increase of $175.9 million over the President’s budget and $130.9 million above fiscal year 2014 funding for the Iron Dome system. Continue Reading »

US Congressional bill proposal will widen American sanctions against Hezbollah


The Hezbollah Int’l Financial Prevention Act targets the terrorist organization’s fundraising activities & will restrict the Shiite terror group’s ability to use its funds to support global terrorist activities.

By Ynet news


The US House Foreign Affairs Committee was set to introduce new legislation that would toughen economic sanctions against Hezbollah, the committee announced Thursday.

Screenshot from webpage“Hezbollah continues to represent a threat to the United States, Israel and the entire region,” Congressman Brad Schneider, one of the bill’s authors, said in a press release.

If passed, the Hezbollah International Financial Prevention Act would impose severe new sanctions on the Shiite organization’s fundraising channels, as well as restrict the Lebanese terror organization’s ability to use its funds to support global terrorist activities. Continue Reading »

Congressman calls on Sec of State Kerry to cut off aid to Palestinian Authority

US Congressman Jim Gerlach calls to cut off U.S. aid to PA because Abbas uses American funding for salaries & pension for convicted & jailed terrorists.

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik


PMW exposure of PA salaries in European parliaments & in the U.S. Congress has had a positive & growing impact.

Congressman Jim Gerlach – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Palestinian Media Watch‘s reports on the PA’s payments of salaries to terrorists continue to reverberate in parliaments and US Congress. Last month, Dutch Parliament in an overwhelming majority vote called on their government to demand the PA stop salary payments to terrorist prisoners. Continue Reading »

Essay by Daniel Pipes: Counting Palestinian refugees

Only about 1% are real refugees who fit the agency’s definition of “people whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 – May 1948, who lost both their homes & means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.” The other 99% are descendants of those refugees, or what I call fake refugees.



The fetid, dark heart of the Arab war on Israel, I have long argued, lies not in disputes over Jerusalem, checkpoints, or “settlements.” Rather, it concerns the so-called Palestinian refugees.

So-called, because of the nearly 5 million official refugees served by the U.N.

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