Cardin leads push to consider cessation of Palestinian aid

July 2011
Washington Jewish Week;7/14/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 28, p8
The article reports on the effort led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) that calls on the U.S. government to consider stopping financial aid to the Palestinian Authority if it declares statehood without negotiating first with Israel in the fall of 2011. It says that the 11-point document of Cardin calls for the Obama administration to spearhead a diplomatic effort to counter a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state. According to the Palestinian Authority, it would seek a declaration of statehood at the United Nations no matter what in fall 2011.


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