Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bankrolling Palestinian Intransigence

Are U.S. Taxpayers Funding Palestinians' Dangerous Unilateralism?
-Jonathan Schanzer

In the coming weeks, "Palestinian delegations will make the rounds of nearly a dozen countries to try to drum up more support for their bid to have the United Nations recognize a Palestinian state," AP reports.

Later this summer, Palestinian ambassadors will all fly to Madrid to discuss their European strategy. Here's a question for Congress: where is the travel money coming from? Diplomatic junkets don't grow on trees. The U.S. forks over an estimated $600 million to the Palestinians each year. It is reasonable to assume that Congress has been paying for the Palestinians' diplomatic end run around Washington.
(The Hill)


LHwrites said...

Sadly, often the aid we, or the other Western nations, deliver to troubled countries does not all get spent for what it is intended. We seem to feel it is okay as long as some is spent with the right aim, but maybe we need to more carefully consider all this aid....

Bruce said...

And some congressional leaders [from both parties] are looking to block aide from a Palestinian "unity" government.