The Taylor Force Act was supposed to put an end to American aid being given to organizations or nations that support terrorists. It’s as straightforward as anything can possibly be in Washington DC, yet it’s somehow being sidestepped without a problem.
The Palestinian Authority continues to pay handsome sums to terrorists and their families, including those who murdered Americans. Nearly $200,000 has been paid to Abdallah Barghouti alone by the Palestinian Authority. Barghouti built the bomb that killed 15 people, including two Americans, in the attack on Sbarro Pizzaria in Jerusalem in 2001.
Despite this, the Trump administration just sent another $61 million to the P.A.
By using loopholes and lackluster attempts at enforcement, the Trump administration is saying one thing but doing other things.
The Trump administration’s pro-Israel gestures and speeches have been great. We all love a symbolic gesture or a hard-hitting speech. But now it’s time for Jewish organizations to say, loudly and clearly, that what we really need is action. Because to date, there has been no substantive action by the Trump administration to bring Palestinian killers of Americans to justice. That’s the sad truth.
Leaders from both the United States and Israel are hesitant to ask questions or push the issue because they do not want to disrupt the goodwill President Trump has generated among Israelis and pro-Israel Americans, but his actions are not jibing with his rhetoric. The Palestinian Authority continues to reward terrorists who kill Americans. By rewarding the Palestinian Authority with undeserved aid, the Trump administration indirectly funds these terrorists as well.