Another step forward (CIDI)

From the desk of Mat Staver
Christians in Defense of Israel

Nov. 16, 2017

A victory in our efforts to Stop U.S. taxpayer funding of terrorism!

Yesterday, in a rare bipartisan effort, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs voted to pass the Taylor Force Act, a bill which will DEFUND the Palestinian Authority until they cease their “Pay to Slay” policy. The bill will now move to the House floor for a vote. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has already passed the bill, but it has yet to make it to the Senate floor.

Our Capitol Hill liaison was at the House Committee’s vote yesterday to represent you and friends of Israel like you.

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO), the bill’s sponsor, issued this statement to us following the vote:

“I am very encouraged that my bill, the Taylor Force Act, has passed with bipartisan support in the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This is an important first step in stopping U.S. tax dollars from funding Palestinian Terrorism. The Palestinian Authority must be held accountable for glorifying terrorism by paying terrorists and naming streets in Ramallah after Palestinians who murder Jews. I applaud Chairman Royce’s leadership by bringing this bill to his committee for a markup. The next step is to bring it to the House floor and ultimately send it to the President’s desk.”

We are closely monitoring the progress of the Taylor Force Act in both chambers of Congress. And with your support, we will continue to petition Capitol Hill and keep on pressing for final passage of this important measure. 

Before our next petition delivery to Congress, I encourage you to join with us in this vital pro-Israel initiative.

Here is our message to lawmakers: NOT ONE MORE DOLLAR goes to the Palestinian Authority until they end their payments for acts of terror and denounce all acts of violence against Israel! Click here to add your name to the petition ahead of our next delivery to Capitol Hill.

The Palestinian Authority devotes almost half of its foreign “aid” to rewarding acts of terror against Israelis and innocent bystanders, including American war hero Taylor Force. It is outrageous that our government would, for so long, turn a blind eye to actions that violate international law and fan the flames of hatred, terrorism, and murder.

But with the help of friends like you, we will see it end . . . and SOON! Thank you for joining with us!

God bless you.  God bless the USA. God bless Israel.

Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

P.S. We commend the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for passing the Taylor Force Act that will cut the supply of blood money to the Palestinian Authority to murder innocent Israelis and Americans. We cannot reward acts of terrorism like the one that tragically took the life of Taylor Force.

We need thousands more signatures on the STOP TAXPAYER FUNDING OF PALESTINIAN TERRORISM AGAINST ISRAEL petition before we redeliver the petition to key members of Congress. One click here and you’ll be automatically added to the petition.