Threats

Incitement

The Palestinian Authority regularly incites violence against Israelis, and then rewards terrorists and their families with a lifetime salary or pension worth more than most Palestinians could ever hope to earn. In 2017, this “Pay to Slay” program handed out over $350 million in payments for terrorism. In 2018, the Palestinian Authority increased its budget for this program to $405 million. For many years, American tax dollars given to the Palestinian Authority as foreign aid intended for humanitarian services and civil government programs were effectively redirected into this slush fund for terrorists. CUFI was the first major pro-Israel organization to strongly support the Taylor Force Act in the United States, which will cut off most American foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until our State Department can certify that the Pay to Slay program has been shut down.

Think tank: Abbas allocates $330 million to pay terrorists, ‘martyrs,’ inmates

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Palestinian Authority has allocated more than NIS 1.24 billion ($330 million) for payments related to security prisoners and so-called “martyrs” in its 2018 budget, according to a new report published by a Jerusalem-based research institute. The funds include salaries and stipends for convicted terrorists and their families, though the exact figures for the terrorists … Read More

Ten Months On, Palestinian School Built With Belgian Aid Still Named After Terrorist Who Massacred 38 People

Ten Months On, Palestinian School Built With Belgian Aid Still Named After Terrorist Who Massacred 38 People

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Palestinian school built with support from Brussels still bears the name of a mass-murdering terrorist and continues to display a plaque with the Belgian flag. The elementary school in the West Bank was gifted to the Palestinian Authority in 2013 and subsequently renamed in honor of Dalal Mughrabi — a Palestinian nationalist who in 1978 helped massacre 38 … Read More

Bipartisan Bill to Counter Palestinian Textbooks That ‘Demonize Israel’ Introduced in Congress

Friday, June 15, 2018

Members of Congress have brought forward a bipartisan bill to review textbooks and other materials used in Palestinian schools that have been accused of promoting extremism. The Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act — introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday by Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) — calls on the US State Department to annually … Read More

Bill to punish Palestinians for pay-for-slay scheme heads to final vote

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A bill meant to discourage the Palestinian Authority from continuing to pay terrorists can go to a final vote, after the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee authorized it on Monday. The legislation requires the government to deduct the amount that the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists from the taxes and tariffs Israel collects for the … Read More

Abbas

Abbas says Jews’ behavior, not anti-Semitism, caused the Holocaust

Monday, April 30, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said that the Holocaust was not caused by anti-Semitsm, but by the “social behavior” of the Jews, including money-lending. In a long and rambling at speech in Ramallah at a rare session of the Palestinian National Council, Abbas touched on a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories during what … Read More

Netanyahu

PA lifts ‘disguise’ on ‘martyr’ payments, defying Taylor Force Act

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

After three years of disguising its payments to families of martyrs and imprisoned terrorists, the Palestinian Authority has lifted its veil on those payments in a “blatant act of defiance” against the United States, a new report says. The report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, obtained by The Jerusalem Post prior … Read More

President Trump

Trump signs into law bill slashing PA funds over terrorist stipends

Friday, March 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday legislation that cuts some aid to the Palestinians until they end stipends to terrorists and the families of slain attackers, as he approved a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. The Taylor Force Act, which was named after a former US army officer who was stabbed to death by … Read More

Sander Gerber

Taylor Force Act Represents ‘180-Degree’ Turn in US Stance on Palestinian Authority Terror Payments, Says Leading Advocate

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The leading private advocate of pending US legislation that sanctions the Palestinian Authority for financially incentivizing terrorism pronounced himself “very satisfied” on Wednesday, as the Senate prepared for an imminent final vote on the provisions of the Taylor Force Act. “It’s a great relief that Congress has gotten behind the Taylor Force Act in a bipartisan way,” Sander … Read More

Supreme Court

Fundamentalist Terrorists Benefit from “Fundamental Fairness”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In January of 2002, a 28-year-old Palestinian woman named Wafa Idris detonated a 22-pound bomb outside a Jerusalem shoe store. The explosion killed 81-year-old Pinhas Tokatli, and injured more than 100 other people – including an American citizen named Mark Sokolow. His wife and two of his daughters were also wounded in the attack. Two … Read More