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Kerry at Odds with Congress on PA Funds

The State Department remains at the side of Abbas.

Senator John Kerry visiting Cairo's Tahrir Square, March 20, 2011.

John Kerry visiting Cairo's Tahrir Square, March 20, 2011.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has started out his post with a disagreement with Congress, which has suspended nearly $700 million for the Palestinian Authority, partly because PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas thumbed his nose at the Obama administration’s peace process hopes.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas last year went to the United Nations for unofficial recognition of the PA instead of sitting down at the negotiating table with Israel.

The State Department remains at the side of Abbas. “The secretary feels extremely strongly that it is time now to get this support to the Palestinian Authority,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said at the daily press briefing Monday

“We think it’s very, very important that they remain effective in supporting the needs of the Palestinian people,” told reporters.

The PA’s ongoing financial crisis was aggravated after it went to the United Nations, prompting Israel to suspend monthly transfers of tax revenues that the country collects on its behalf.

Instead, the Netanyahu government decided to use the money to pay of part of the PA’s debt to the Israel Electric Corp, which provided Arabs in Judea and Samaria with most of its electricity.

Meanwhile, Arab countries continue to renege on forking over billions of dollars they have pledged to donate to the Palestinian Authority.

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3 Responses to “Kerry at Odds with Congress on PA Funds”

  1. Anonymous says:

    If the Arab countries renege on their billions of $ of pledges we should do the same until they anti up first…aren't these the same Palestinian's who danced and celebrated when the World Trade Centre was destroyed…why do these people deserve our hard earned money…give it to the poor and disadvantage in the US first…

  2. Michele Shahar says:

    Thank G-d!

  3. Anonymous says:

    having lived in Boston my whole life everyone should be very careful of this miserable skunk John kerry be very wary of this miscreant gold digging ultra liberal snob.

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