Conference of Presidents Urges Continued Security Cooperation Between Israel and PA

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We strongly oppose the decision by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to cease security coordination with the State of Israel. We emphatically urge against any lapse in this partnership, which would be counterproductive and self-defeating for the people and security of the PA. Coordination prevents acts of terror and enhances the security of both Israelis and Palestinians.

Meanwhile, the PA continues its despicable pay-to-slay policy, which incentivizes terrorism by paying the families of Palestinians who murder or attack Israelis. Their attempts to obfuscate the expenditures will fail. The truth of the continued terrorism is clear. Abbas should come to the negotiating table to address his concerns with the Israeli government, and should immediately discontinue the outrageous practice of rewarding terrorists and their families.”

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