A Senate bill on aid to Palestinians pits Israel’s political leaders against its military. Which side is pro-Israel? AIPAC couldn’t decide. Can you?
The pro-Israel community celebrated last week, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted legislation cutting funds from the Palestinian Authority because of stipends it pays to jailed terrorists and their families.
The Taylor Force Act was named for an American who was stabbed to death in a 2016 terrorist attack. The family of his killer received payments.
The changes were made to attract bipartisan support.
The bill will cut more than $400 million in aid unless the Palestinian Authority stops paying bonuses to jailed terrorists and their families.