DERMER: ISRAEL BACKS TAYLOR FORCE ACT DESPITE ‘FAKE NEWS’ CLAIMS
Israel’s ambassador to the US blamed ‘fake news’ for reports that Israeli defense leaders were concerned act would undermine PA security forces.
“The purveyors of fake news don’t quit,” Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the US, said on Monday night at the Christians United for Israel summit in Washington.
The Israeli envoy hit hard against media outlets claims that Israel is worried the US will pass the Taylor Force Act, introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham.
Named after Taylor Force, an American citizen who was murdered in a terror attack in Israel in March 2016, if passed the Senate bill would cut off funding for the Palestinian Authority if it continues to pay families of convicted murderers and terrorists.
“I can assure you that Israel is not the slightest bit concerned that the Taylor Force Act will pass. Israel would be concerned if the Taylor Force Act didn’t pass,” Dermer told the crowd. “Israel believes that the United States should end economic assistance to any government that pays people to kill Jews. Period.”