Conference of Presidents Leaders Welcome Bipartisan Compromise on Revised Taylor Force Act

New York, NY . . . Leaders of the Conference of Presidents today welcomed the bipartisan compromise to revise pending legislation in the Senate that would withhold U.S. assistance to the Palestinians if they continue payments to reward terrorists and their families for murdering Israelis. 

Stephen M. Greenberg, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO said, “We welcome the announcement by Sen. Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, that an agreement has been reached on a revised version of the Taylor Force Act and that the legislation will be taken up by the Foreign Relations Committee at a meeting tomorrow.  This is yet another sign of the bipartisan commitment in Congress to the security of Israel and to ending the Palestinian Authority’s outrageous incitement to violence against Israelis, and the financial inducements provided to carry out acts of terrorism. 

It is particularly important for this legislation to move forward quickly in light of the news that nearly one-half of the foreign aid received by the Palestinian Authority is budgeted for rewarding Palestinian terrorists who murdered Israelis and visitors to Israel like Taylor Force.

We look forward to swift passage of the Taylor Force Act.”

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