It would be nice if Israel and a new nation (historically it has never been a nation) of Palestine could live side-by-side. However, that is highly unlikely unless things change drastically.
One problem is what the Palestinians are teaching their children. Below is a picture of Palestinian kindergarten children dressed as suicide bombers. They are being taught that it is noble to die in the act of killing Jews. That might be a problem if you want peace.
Another problem is that the families of terrorists are generously paid for the terrorist acts of family members.
In 2016, Taylor Force was murdered in a knife attack while on a Vanderbilt University trip to Tel Aviv, Israel. His attacker was a Palestinian man who was paid with U.S. tax dollars by the Palestinian Authority, a known terrorist organization, to murder Taylor. The terrorist was killed by police—but his family was left with a lifelong lucrative financial reward:
- Pension for life that is triple the average salary in the West Bank
- Free tuition for life
- Free health insurance for life
- Free clothing allowance for life
- Free monthly stipend—ALL courtesy of U.S. tax dollars.
This practice of financially incentivized murder is known as #PayToSlay. We must stop it.
Each year, the U.S. government gives $300 million in U.S. taxpayer money to the Palestinian Authority for the promotion of peace in the area—but that’s not how the PA uses it:
- In 2016, the PA paid $135 million to terrorists jailed in Israel
- And $183 million to family of terrorists and to incentivize future attacks
- That adds up to more than $300 million to reward and incentivize acts of murder—in one year alone.
This is the information on the Taylor Force Act as posted at Thomas.gov:
Summary: H.R.1164 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (02/16/2017)
Taylor Force Act
This bill prohibits certain assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the Palestinian Authority:
- is taking steps to end acts of violence against U.S. and Israeli citizens perpetrated by individuals under its jurisdictional control, such as the March 2016 attack that killed former Army officer Taylor Force;
- is publicly condemning such acts of violence and is investigating, or cooperating in investigations of, such acts; and
- has terminated payments for acts of terrorism against U.S. and Israeli citizens to any individual who has been convicted and imprisoned for such acts, to any individual who died committing such acts, and to family members of such an individual.
This is what has happened in the Senate:
To put it bluntly, unless the American people make noise, this bill will die in committee in the Senate. It is about time that America stopped funding to families of terrorists who kill Israelis.