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  6/3/2014, Sivan 5, 5774

ADL: New PA Gov't a 'Step Off the Path towards Peace”


The Anti-Defamation League strongly criticized, Tuesday, the new Fatah-Hamas unity government headed by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah  and urged the United States and the international community to withhold recognition of the new government until Hamas renounces terror against Israel, acknowledges Israel’s right to exist and accepts all prior agreements. ADL also expressed support for the idea of Congress imposing a “pause” on U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority.

National Director Abraham H. Foxman said, in a statement, "The new Fatah-Hamas unity government is a step off the path towards Israeli-Palestinian peace, and is another rejection of Israel’s efforts to negotiate an end to the conflict, and an outright negation of the tireless peace efforts of Secretary Kerry and others. He added, "Although we do not believe the U.S. should immediately end all funding to the Palestinian Authority, we support the idea of a pause in funding U.S. aid to see if the new government can qualify to avoid a full cut of funding under the 2006 Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act prohibiting U.S. forign aid to a Palestinian government which includes Hamas."