Senate Stands with Israel Against Palestinian Incitement and Terror Attacks

AIPAC Press Release
Senate Stands with Israel Against Palestinian Incitement and Terror Attacks
November 11, 2015

AIPAC commends the U.S. Senate for adopting by unanimous consent a bipartisan resolution standing with Israel and condemning the recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks. The resolution was introduced by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) with 68 cosponsors. 

The resolution notes that Israel has recently “been subjected to an alarming wave of terrorism directed against innocent civilians” and that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “has helped to fuel the current violence” by making false accusations against Israel. Charactering these statements by President Abbas “as part of a pattern of incitement among Palestinian leaders,” the resolution calls on him “to stop all incitement by Palestinian officials and by Palestinian media, to strongly and unequivocally demand an end to the violence and to take all steps necessary to halt these attacks.” It also encourages President Abbas to continue strengthening and maintaining security cooperation with Israel.

The resolution further “supports Israel’s right to self-defense and rejects any suggestion of the moral equivalence of Israeli security personnel protecting its citizens from senseless violence.” Finally, it calls on all parties to return to the negotiating table immediately and without preconditions..

Last week, the House of Representatives also passed a resolution in solidarity with Israel against Palestinian terror.