Savages back at the trough:
U.S. Aid to Palestinians Unblocked - Donna Casseta
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, informed the Obama administration in recent weeks that she no longer would block $50 million in economic support funds for the Palestinian Security Forces and $148 million in other assistance. Ros-Lehtinen had blocked the funds in August as the Palestinians pursued statehood recognition at the UN despite strong objections from the U.S. (AP)
See also Israel Fund Transfer to PA to Be Renewed - Attila Somfalvi
Israel is likely to renew its fund transfer to the Palestinian Authority following the U.S. Congress' decision to unfreeze some $200 million in Palestinian assistance, Jerusalem sources said Monday. (Ynet News)
Why? Based on what? Carolyn Glick pointed out in September:
Eighteen years ago on September 13, 1993, the PLO signed the Declaration of Principles with Israel on the White House lawn.
There, the terror group committed itself to a peace process in which all disputes between Israel and the PLO – including the issue of Palestinian statehood – would be settled in the framework of bilateral negotiations.
The PA was established on the basis of this accord. The territory, money, arms and international legitimacy it has been given was due entirely to the PLO pledge to resolve the Palestinian conflict with Israel through bilateral negotiations.
By abandoning negotiations with Israel two years ago, and opting instead to achieve its nationalist aims outside the framework of a peace treaty with Israel, the Palestinians are destroying the diplomatic edifice on which the entire concept of a peace process is based. They are announcing that they have no intention of living at peace with Israel. Rather they intend to move ahead at Israel’s expense.
They have abandoned all the basic tenets of civilized people. They have waged war against the Jews for decades. They have violated every condition of every agreement.