Senators still blocking Taylor Force Act (CIDI)

From the desk of Mat Staver
Christians in Defense of Israel

Today, on the anniversary of the death of Taylor Force, we commemorated the life of this American Army hero by delivering our Enact the Taylor Force Act! petitions with 47,227 signers to Senate leaders. Taylor Force was brutally stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist on March 8, 2016, while visiting Israel.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a strong supporter of the bill said, “This bill will honor the memory and sacrifice of Taylor Force.”

But despite strong bipartisan support, a few Senate holdouts are hijacking the measure. And that is why I am asking you to sign the petition now! 

This critically important bill will restrict payments to the Palestinian Authority until they verifiably cease their “Pay to Slay” terror incitement program against Israel. The United States pays a reported $700 million annually to the Palestinians in direct and indirect funding.And the time for this to stop is now.

Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a clear, forceful and unmistakable message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Speaking to some 18,000 people at the AIPAC conference in Washington, DC, Netanyahu railed against Abbas for giving hefty payouts to terrorists who kill Jews.

“I have a message for President Abbas,” the prime minister thundered. “Stop paying terrorists — because what message does this send to Palestinian children? It says, murder Jews and get rich.”

In PA President Abbas’ approved budget, the Palestinians are reportedly prepared to pay terrorists and their families $403 million in 2018.

+ + Now is the time to take assertive action on behalf of the Taylor Force Act.

Will you join me in sending the message loud and clear: The United States government MUST STOP turning a blind eye to actions that are not only against international law and the Oslo Accords, but horrifically unconscionable.

Before our next petition delivery to the Senate, I ask you to join me in this vital pro-Israel initiative.

stop anti-israel terror funding HERE

Thank you for joining me in this important anti-terror effort!

God bless you,

Mat Staver, Chairman
Christians in Defense of Israel

P.S. Click here to read and to manually sign the petition.

The Petition States:
I join with many other pro-Israel Americans in calling for the passage of the Taylor Force Act. The Palestinians must be held accountable for their egregious law that authorizes payments to individuals and their families who commit acts of terrorism against American and Israeli citizens. Economic aid must cease unless the Palestinian Authority stops its outrageous practice of rewarding terrorists and their families with financial aid. No more money for murder!