The Democrats were able to carve themselves some pretty shady spending in the Covid-19 bill. But one expenditure that goes over the line and off the rails it’s the $250 million in aid for the Palestinians.
As if any of the money will go to the truly needy. And if the aid is in the form of medical supplies and food, it will be sold and the money will be used for missiles they will fire into Israel.
They also reward terrorists and the families of suicide bombers. Do you really want your tax dollars to go there?
Probably not but I assure you the Democrats would have sent even more but backed off when they didn’t get it.
Allegedly a small portion of the money is supposed to be used to bring the Palestinians and the Israelis tom the bargaining table. That is a farce because the Palestinians will accept no deal that doesn’t end in the destruction of Israel.
Bill Clinton got Israel to agree to a deal that was much much better than they can get now because it included a clause whereby the Palestinians had to recognize Israel’s existence.
It would also support projects that foster dialogue between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel. The fund would have an advisory board of 13 members, plus two members “who are representatives of foreign governments or international organizations for renewable periods of 3 years.”
The act would also create the “Joint Investment for Peace Initiative,” which would provide investment funding for “projects that contribute to the development of the Palestinian private sector economy in the West Bank and Gaza.”
The act prohibits the funding from being used to aid any foreign government, including the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). It also prohibits funds from being given to any group deemed to be involved in, or encouraging, terrorist activity.
Congress limited funding to the Palestinian Authority in 2018 under the Taylor Force Act,. That act prevented money payments to the Palestinians as long as they continue to make payments to the terrorists or their families. So much for another broken promise. Israel must be scared out of their wits if Biden does not win the election.
There has never been a country called Palestine. Don’t believe me? Name just one Palestinian Emperor, king or president.