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.

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

Palestinian Authority increase payments to terrorists to $403 million

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Palestinian Authority increased its payments to terrorists and their families by nearly $56 million, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter (Likud) said overnight Monday, when a bill to discourage the practice passed a first reading. Dichter pointed out that PA President Mahmoud Abbas authorized the 2018 PA budget on Sunday, and … Read More

Rabbi Raziel and family

Fatah, Headed By Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud ‘Abbas, Gives Apartment To Family Of Terrorist Who Murdered An Israeli

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Palestinian media are reporting that the Jenin branch of Fatah, which is headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud ‘Abbas, had given an apartment to the family of Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, 22, commander of the Hamas squad that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach on January 9, 2018 near the Havat Gilad junction in the West Bank. Jarrar … Read More