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Sen. Rand Paul Promotes Bill to Cut Off Aid to PA

Without a presidential waiver, the law would ban aid to a PA unity government with Hamas.
Israeli soldiers were forced to close off the area where a terror attack occurred  near Hevron on Passover eve, in search of the terrorists.

Israeli soldiers were forced to close off the area where a terror attack occurred near Hevron on Passover eve, in search of the terrorists.
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would end financial aid to the Palestinian Authority unless the entity recognizes the State of Israel and officially abandons terrorism.

The legislation would cut off all aid, including loan guarantees and debt relief to the PA or any affiliated government entity, according to media reports.

The exceptions to the measure require the president to certify that the PA has:

1. Formally recognized the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state, 2. Publicly recognized the State of Israel, 3. Purged all individuals with terrorist ties from security services, 4. Terminated funding of anti-American and anti-Israel incitement, 5. Publicly pledged to not engage in war with Israel, and 6. Honored previous diplomatic agreements.

In addition, the law would ban aid to the PA without a presidential waiver if a unity government is established that includes the Hamas terrorist organization, because Hamas refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist, and has vowed to destroy the Jewish State in any case.

According to a report published by The Washington Post, a spokesperson for Senator Paul explained that “the Palestinian Anti-Terrorist Act of 2006 contains a national security waiver that allows the President to waive elements of the law. Senator Paul’s legislation does not contain a national security waiver.”

What that means, said the spokesperson, is that the bill “takes the subjectivity out of the law by mandating that the PA renounces terrorism and terminates anti-American and anti-Israel incitement.”

Whether or not the PA security service is working secretly together with Israeli security is another matter.

That problem presents a quandary in that pulling the funding – or at least, the option of funding – from the hands of those who would negotiate with PA officials could be more dangerous than it appears. Keeping up the fight against terrorism even if it is a subtle and undercover effort on the PA side is worth financing. The question is – are the PA security forces actually doing that job?

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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20 Responses to “Sen. Rand Paul Promotes Bill to Cut Off Aid to PA”

  1. You would think that would have been everyones standard for giving them any support.

  2. Why we are giving aid to the PA in the first place is beyond me. I don’t care if it is a duly elected (right) entity. There is no reason to give money to criminals who want to slip into your house in the night and cut your throat.

  3. Great idea by Sen.Paul- Should have been done before.

  4. Thank you Rand Paul for the initiative .
    Justice must prevail .
    Let’s take the WH back.

  5. because its obamasss family that is why dont anyone get it yet

  6. Romeo Singh says:

    ELOHIM BLESS YOU MR.SEN, RON PAUL…

  7. Romeo Singh says:

    ELOHIM BLESS YOU SEN PAUL…

  8. Kari Anne says:

    I am not a Rand Paul fan, but I may take a second look, if that Bill passes!

  9. why the hell are we giving aid to terrorists anyway.. what the **** is wrong with this stupid country?

  10. it’s about time, too bad its taken so long to push on the PA

  11. do not dub him a hero, he knows this looks good for him come elections. Yes we all want this, but be cautious in your praise for him.

  12. Willem Hart says:

    I thought he was a major “shoot the Israel-firsters” type

  13. Usani Utum says:

    The withdrawal of financial aid will counteract terrorism and the recognition of Israel as a real state.

  14. PALA****S=JORDANIANS=MURDERSS USING FUND FOR WEAPON TO MURDER JEWS AND CHRISTIANS BUT NOT FOR THE RIGHT STUFF !!

  15. Let’s see which Senators rise to the occasion and vote for it.

  16. Cris Burns says:

    Usa need to stop givin money or any other help to both palestina and Israel. Is a waste of tax money. Usa need to mind its own business…

  17. All of you should look at this at a U.S point of veiw we've been very benevolent if you dont realize that your being foolish. The U.S has the power to make or break Isreal it would be smart to be more understanding. The U.S has been trying for a lifetime literally since the conception of Isreal as a country to try to bring peace to your region. We've spent considerable resources and money even though its not our fight to fight, if you look at it like that you can see why people are getting annoyed in our point of veiw this should have all been figured out in the '70s. Theres no bang for the buck.

  18. Alan Kardon says:

    Timothy Sarcastic- Check your facts. First Israel gives the U.S. vital intelligence information that is priceless. Secondly why don't you check how much money is given to the Arab countries for no reason.

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