The State Department has moved to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton willfully “disregarded congressional safeguards and transparency requirements” regarding U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), potentially allowing funds to flow to terrorist groups such as Hamas.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly considering firing his reform-mind Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and forming an entirely new government as President Barack Obama wraps up his three day visit to the region, according to media reports.
A Florida Republican House member plans to introduce a bill halting U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it formally “recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state” and cuts off all ties with the terror group Hamas.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas bestowed official honors on the mother of three terrorists days ahead of President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated visit to the region Wednesday.
The implementation of a Fatah-Hamas unity government could begin as early as the end of the month, reigniting the legal debate over U.S. financial aid to the Palestinian Authority and heightening tensions between the Obama administration and Palestinian leadership.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed Zionists collaborated with the Nazis during a recent interview with a Hezbollah-linked television station, raising concerns among Western experts that Abbas is resorting to anti-Semitic tropes in order to sure up support among his extremist governing coalition.
The Palestinian Authority’s most notable advocate of reform threatened to quit in protest over his government’s continued failure to increase transparency and crack down on rampant corruption, according to multiple sources close to the PA.
Following revelations on Capitol Hill that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been stashing millions of dollars in U.S. aid money in a secret bank account, the State Department reaffirmed its commitment to providing the PA with around $600 million in taxpayer money.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has allegedly deposited nearly $13 million in U.S. taxpayer aid into a secret bank account, and routinely uses his political connections to profit from the stagnant peace process, according to testimony presented to Congress Tuesday by several Middle East experts.
The Obama administration justified releasing more than $192 million in financial aid to the Palestinian Authority with false information, according to an Israeli expert who monitors the Palestinian media’s constant promotion of violent, hateful rhetoric.