Bad news. The Palestinian Authority may stop talking to us.
JNS.org – The Palestinian Authority (PA) threatened on Saturday to sever communication with the Trump administration if the U.S. follows through with a threat to shutter the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington, DC.
The Palestinian threat came after the US State Department on Saturday declined to renew the operating permission for the PLO’s office for the first time since the 1980s.
The State Department clarified that the office’s closure could be waived within 90 days if President Donald Trump “determines the Palestinians have entered into direct, meaningful negotiations with Israel.”
We'll see who blinks first. But meanwhile the PA isn't threatening to stop taking our money. It will go on taking our money. It just won't communicate with us.
Question: When exactly did we adopt a homicidal Islamic terrorist group? It's one thing to put up with this sort of behavior from one of your children. But I'm quite certain that Bill Clinton never officially adopted Arafat. But the Taylor Force Act, which would have ended funding for the PA unless it stopped funding terrorists, was neutered in Congress. (I know, big surprise.)
If the PA won't end terrorism. And is threatening not to talk to us. Why are we still funding it?