Incitement

The Palestinian Authority regularly incites violence against Israelis, and then rewards terrorists and their families with a lifetime salary or pension worth more than most Palestinians could ever hope to earn. In 2017, this “Pay to Slay” program handed out over $350 million in payments for terrorism. In 2018, the Palestinian Authority increased its budget for this program to $405 million. For many years, American tax dollars given to the Palestinian Authority as foreign aid intended for humanitarian services and civil government programs were effectively redirected into this slush fund for terrorists. CUFI was the first major pro-Israel organization to strongly support the Taylor Force Act in the United States, which will cut off most American foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until our State Department can certify that the Pay to Slay program has been shut down.

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Danon slams PA for legitimizing terror groups at UN event

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Thursday slammed the Palestinian Authority after a senior Palestinian official told an event marking “50 years of occupation” that groups like Hamas are not terrorists.

“They have no shame. These are lies and incitement from those who are paying terrorists to kill innocent Israelis. These…

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Palestinians reportedly reinstall monument to Maalot terrorist

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin have reportedly reinstalled a monument to a terrorist who masterminded a notorious 1974 massacre of Israeli school children, despite intense pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel Radio reported Saturday that the monument went back up overnight as part of an agreement between…

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Israel’s “Friendly” Neighbors: A Closer Look

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Ahead of elections, Fatah brags of killing 11,000 Israelis

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Palestinian Fatah group listed a number of its achievements. At the top: the killing of 11,000 Israelis.

In its boast, Fatah also notes other achievements, such as losing 170,000 “martyrs,” being the first to carry out attacks in the First Intifada, which began in 1987, as well as in the second that launched in the…

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New Palestinian textbooks ‘teach students to be martyrs’

The Palestinian Authority’s new textbooks for first to fourth grades demonize Israel and glorify “martyrdom,” a report published Sunday claims, citing an “alarming deterioration” since a previous study.

The report, by Hebrew University’s Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se), says that the 2016-2017…

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Mahmoud Abbas’ Embrace of Terror

On March 5th, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas posted a photo on his Facebook page of him kissing the head of a 15-year-old boy named Osama Zaidat. This seems quite typical behavior for a politician. At least until one learns that Zaidat was recently released from Israeli detention after attempting to murder Israelis during the height of the…

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Avi Dichter Pt. 2: Second Intifada, ISIS, and the Muslim Brotherhood

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Gaza rocket strikes field south of Ashkelon; none injured

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an open field south of the coastal city of Ashkelon on Wednesday night, causing neither injury nor damage, the army said, the second attack in a week.

The alert siren did not go off, as the rocket was headed toward an unpopulated area.

The projectile struck the Hof Ashkelon region shortly after 11:00…

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Israeli minister blames online incitement for Jerusalem attack

On the heels of Sunday’s deadly shooting attack in Jerusalem, Israel’s public security minister reiterated his criticism of social media, saying sites such as Facebook are acting as a platform for online incitement.

Visiting the site of the attack where two people were killed and six others injured, Gilad Erdan said that one of the main animating…