At last, something we can do, not just talk about.
Talk is cheap. I’ve been doing a lot of talking in this blog, and yes, it’s a free blog. But I’ve also found something I can do: put pressure on the US Congress to defund the Palestinian Authority.
In the wake of the recent murders of the Fogel family, and the arrests of officers of the Palestinian Authority in the ongoing investigation, the error of The US funding of that organization and its security apparatus has become more glaring than ever. Not that our funding has suddenly become an error, but the error has been brought into high relief by the murders.
I often quote Caroline Glick in this blog, and I hope she doesn’t mind if I do it again. In one of her recent columns she points out:
…following the Palestinian massacre of the Fogel family, [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu highlighted the fact that the PA routinely glorifies terrorist murderers and pays them and their families handsome pensions for their illegal acts of war. He also highlighted the genocidal anti-Jewish incitement endemic in Palestinian society.
While all of this is useful, talk is cheap. It is time to make the Palestinians pay a price for their depravity and to put their international supporters on the defensive.
Specifically, Netanyahu should ask the US to cut off all US economic and military assistance to the PA. Two PA intelligence officers were arrested as part of the Fogel murder investigation.
The US is training and equipping the Palestinian intelligence services. This should stop.
Two days after the massacre in Itamar, the PA dedicated a public square in El-Bireh to terror commander Dalal Mughrabi. Mughrabi commanded the 1978 bus attack on the coastal highway in which 37 Israelis – including 12 children – were murdered. The PA previously named a street, a dormitory, a summer camp and a sports tournament after her. Several popular songs have been written to glorify her crimes.
The US is underwriting the PA’s budget. This should stop.
Were the government to go after international aid to the PA, not only would it begin a debate in the US and perhaps Europe about the nature of Fatah specifically and Palestinian society generally, it would force the Palestinians’ myriad supporters to justify their support for a society that is defined by its goal of annihilating Israel.
So as just one US citizen, I can do something to begin putting pressure on the US Congress. And I just did. Now it’s your turn.