Biden is wrong to restore aid to the Palestinians

  
Via:  Buzz of the Orient  •  2 weeks ago  •  10 comments

By:   Jackson Richman

Biden is wrong to restore aid to the Palestinians
Over the decades, Palestinian leaders have repeatedly rejected numerous peace offers. Instead, they have made statements calling for the Jewish state’s destruction.

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Biden is wrong to restore aid to the Palestinians

The Biden administration has reportedly allocated nearly $100 million in U.S. aid for the Palestinians, despite the Palestinians continuing failure to recognize the Jewish state of Israel.

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The  Associated Press   reported  on Wednesday that the Biden administration has quietly resumed funding the Palestinians. On March 26, a day after the administration announced $15 million in coronavirus assistance to the West Bank and Gaza, it notified Congress that it will give $75 million in economic assistance to the Palestinians "to be used in part to regain their 'trust and goodwill.'" This follows heavy cuts to U.S. aid under the Trump administration.

Unfortunately, there is no "trust and goodwill" when it comes to the Palestinians, who condone, conduct, and reward terrorism against Israelis, namely, Jews. Congress was right to pass, and the Trump administration was right to enact, in 2018, the Taylor Force Act, which prohibits U.S. assistance from going to the Palestinian Authority as long as Ramallah financially rewards terrorists and their families. Additionally, there is the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018, which gives protections to American victims of international terrorism.

Although this new assistance from the Biden administration will not go to the Palestinian Authority, but rather to Palestinian civic groups — the Palestinians should not be given taxpayer dollars unless their leaders make peace with Israel — something that they have refused to do. Over the decades, Palestinian leaders have repeatedly rejected numerous peace offers. Instead, they have made statements calling for the Jewish state’s destruction.

There's another point to note here. According to a Government Accountability Office  report  released on Monday, between fiscal years 2015 and 2019, while the U.S. Agency for International Development fully complied with the agency’s anti-terrorism policy and procedures regarding economic support to the West Bank and Gaza, USAID "did not consistently ensure that subawards were in compliance." There were also "gaps in compliance for the vetting and mandatory provisions requirements at the subaward level."

How can we be confident this money will get to the people who need it most and not the terrorists who want to use it for violence?

We can't be confident at all.

Pro-Israel organizations should challenge this assistance package, scheduled to take effect on April 10. This is a matter of law: namely, the Taylor Force Act and the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act. Organizations outside the Jewish and pro-Israel community should support such lawsuits.

Republicans have already sued the Biden administration on a number of issues, so the idea of taking the Biden administration to court over the resumption of aid to the Palestinians should not be problematic. However, aside from the law, there's a moral cause for action here. We must act to preserve the memory of those, including Americans such as Malki Roth and Judy Greenbaum, who have been victims of Palestinian terrorism.

Jackson Richman was most recently the Washington correspondent for JNS.org. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

I am 100% in agreement with this article.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

I understand that Biden is going to be giving around $223 million to the Palestinians.  Even if it goes to agencies and not to the government it frees the goverment to use its income from elsewhere for nefarious purposes rather than necessities for the Palestinian people.  He is bound to be thanked by Abbas and his fellow government leaders who will be able to top up their Swiss bank accounts with a lot of it, and he will be thanked by the terrorists and their families who are being rewarded financially for killing as many Jews as possible, but Biden is a dreamer if he thinks that it will encourage the Palestinians to make peace with Israel.  They walked away from an Israeli offer of 95% of their demands, and then walked away from an Israeli offer of 97% of their demands, would not even look at or negotiate Trump's "Deal of the Century" so IMO, FUCK THEM !!!!  On this issue I am in agreement with the conservatives/Republicans and NOT with Ilhan Omar and Rashid Tlaib.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    one week ago

I agree with you.

no aid to them unless and until they make Substantial changes.

 
 
 
Ender
PhD Principal
2.1.1  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one week ago

I am actually one of those people that think we need to stop sending every country in the world aid.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
2.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @2.1.1    one week ago

just think if we could have just collected interest on all the taxpayer dollars spent on other countries.

we should take care of ourselves first, then worry about the rest if the world 

stop any negotiations with terrorists.

never send a penny until the people rise up and overthrow their corrupt leaders.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one week ago
"I agree with you."

I think I'll open a bottle of Champaigne due to that.

 
 
 
Gazoo
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2.1.4  Gazoo  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.3    one week ago

Open two, Buzz. I agree with you as well.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.5  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gazoo @2.1.4    one week ago

Will do, Gazoo.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1.6  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Gazoo @2.1.4    one week ago

Make that three!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.7  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.6    one week ago

As soon as I sober up from the first two.  LOL

 
 
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