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.

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

Danon to UN Secretary-General: Condemn Abbas’s ‘hateful’ and ‘racist’ speech

Monday, January 15, 2018

NEW YORK – Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon demanded on Monday that Secretary General António Guterres condemn an inflammatory speech delivered by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the previous day. In a letter sent to Guterres’s office, Danon claimed that the PA leader had disparaged the State of Israel with “hateful” and “racist” language … Read More

Palestinian leaders urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel

Monday, January 15, 2018

RAMALLAH  — Palestinian leaders voted on Monday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel, as they met in response to US President Donald Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation to suspend its recognition of the Jewish state until Israel “recognizes the state of Palestine,” cancels its annexation … Read More

Prime Minister Netanyahu

PM calls on Abbas to condemn West Bank shooting, end terrorist stipends

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Wednesday on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the killing a day earlier of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, shot dead by terrorists in a drive-by shooting attack in the northern West Bank. In separate talks with the foreign ministers of Ireland and the Netherlands, both currently visiting Israel, Netanyahu slammed Abbas’s silence on … Read More

US House committee unanimously passes Taylor Force Act

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — The US House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed the Taylor Force Act on Wednesday, legislation that would cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority unless it discontinues its practice of paying monthly stipends to the families of terrorists who kill Israelis. The legislation includes three exceptions, allowing for US funding to Palestinian water and … Read More