I received another feed from ARUTZ SHEVA which is a service the Israel National News. The article is entitled BOTH IRAN AND US AIDING PA (clickable link to the entire article). For those who may not know, the PA stands for "Palestinian Authority". The name "Palestinian Authority" is just another moniker for the old Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) which was led by Yassar Arafat until his death. The PA's mission has never changed - the total destruction of Israel. In the past while it was known as the PLO, all of the land they claimed as a Palestinian state was offered. They turned it down. Establishing a Palestinian state has never been their goal. Destroying Israel always has been.
Here is an exerpt from the article: "American security demands that the government waive Congressional restrictions against direct financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), United States President George W. Bush wrote the State Department Monday. However, Arab sources report that the PA is receiving aid from Iran." No surprise that Iran is aiding the PA. Let's read on.
"The move will allow up to $75 million to be pumped directly to the cash-strapped PA, which has become increasingly dependent on international help to the point that it has been labeled a welfare state by some European leaders. Congress added the waiver clause in its stipulation that most aid be directed through non-PA organizations to prevent the money from going into PA leaders' pockets or to terrorists. Direct American financing to the PA is supposed to be contingent upon the PA showing that it has ceased incitement against Israel and has disarmed terrorists."
Just how naive can our government get? With their purpose in life being to obliterate Israel, why would they ever "cease incitement against Israel?" I think it's fairly obvious that the PA would pretend to do so, but continue their terrorist attacks against Israel secretly.
"The American government has not commented on recent PA television programs and school textbooks that continue to show the entire land of Israel, including all of Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv area, as Arab land."
That's enough for me right there. Just think. $75,000,000 of YOUR money and mine going to fund this longtime terrorist organization. But then, every administration in Washington, has played pattycake with the PLO or PA for years and years. That doesn't change the fact though that President Bush is listening to some very bad advice from one or more of his foreign policy advisors.