|Israel Resource Review
||25th July, 2003
A US State Department Middle East Policy Without US Congressional Authorization
and Without Public Awareness
by David Bedein
The US State Department acts independently of US congressional
approval in its implementation of middle east policy, while
obfuscating basic facts from the Executive Branch of the US
government, leaving the White House and Congress totally in the dark
as to the reality of the Palestinian Authority
These are matters that should be brought to the attention of the
White House, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US House
International Relations Committee, and to the media . . .
1. The US State Department has ignored all data brought to its
attention from Israeli intelligence which provides documents, records
minutes, and recordings which demonstrate Abu Mazen's direct
involvement with the PLO murder campaign which has ensued over the
past three years, which have resulted in more than 18,000 terror
attacks and more than 800 Israeli citizens who have been murdered by
Arab terrorists in cold blood.
2. The US State Department has demanded that Israel free hundreds of
Arabs who have been involved in acts of premeditated murder, meaning that Israel would have to free Arab terrorists who qualify as not having "blood on their hands" because while they tried to hurt people with bullets, bombs and rocks, they missed.
3. The US State Department has demanded that Israel free members of
Arab terror organizations who are ideologically committed to
4. The US State Department has refused to demand that the PLO
withdraw its sentence of death for any Jew who lives in Jerusalem,
Judea, Samaria, Katif or the Golan.
5. The US State Department has demanded that Israel NOT publish the
documents that it has acquired which demonstrate the direct
involvement of the Palestinian National Authority and the Fateh in
the campaign of premeditated murder that has occurred over the past
6. The US State Department has refused to comment on the finalized,
approved version of the Palestine State Constitution which mandates
that the Palestinian State will be based on the Islamic Sharia Law
and allow for religious freedom, human rights or civil liberties,
while legislating the "right of return" for all Palestinian Arab
refugees from 1948 and for their descendents.
7. The US State Department has mandated that Israel and the PA NOT
dissemble the Hamas, which endorses the murder of all Jews in any
part of Israel.
8. The US State Department refers to the June 29th "Hudna" agreement
that was achieved between the PLO and the Hamas as a "cease-fire",
despite the fact that the US State Department knows full well that
a "hudna" implies a respite before the next battle in the war. Since
the requirement of the "hudna" is that Israel free ALL jailed
terrorists as a condition for continuing the war, there is no chance
that the "hudna" will lead to peace or reconciliation.
9. The US State Department, while approving massive arms shipments
and weapons upgrade for Egypt, has not used any leverage with Egypt
to demand that Egypt put a stop to the mass construction of weapons
tunnels into Israel.
10. The US State Department, despite its protestations against those
who aid and abet terrorist organizations, will issue no public call
for Saudi Arabia to cease and desist from its funding of Arab terror
11. The US State Department, mandated by the US Congress to monitor
PA education,has hired a leading PLO advocacy organization known as
IPCRI,which has whitewashed the PA school curriculum as a 'peace
curriculum while not citing any specific reference in that same
curriculum, That US-funded IPCRI report is being used as the
rationale for US AID and the EU to renew funding for the PA schools.
Meanwhile, the US State Department is ignoring the text analysis of
the newest PA school textbooks provided by CMIP, the Center for
Monitoring the Impact of Peace, whose work is located at
12. The US State Department, mandated by the US Congress to provide a
critical analysis of the status of religious freedom inside the
Palestinian Authority, issued a report in which it described the
PA "transformation" of "Kever Yosef", Joseph's Tomb,into a mosque as
an "act of religious freedom".
13. The US State Department acts under binding legislation which
mandates that the US state Department not deal with the PLO
unless and until the PLO cancels its covenant which calls for the
dismemberment of the state of Israel. The PNC, the Palestine National Council, met in special session on April 24, 1996 and on December 14, 1998 to consider the question of the PLO covenant. In both cases, the PNC did not cancel the PLO covenant. Even so, US State Department falsely claims that the PLO cancelled its covenant. In other words, the US State Department's negotiations with the PLO remain in flagrant violation of US law
14. The US State Department recently dispatched emissaries to the
middle east, John Wolfe and William Burns, both of whom met with
Israeli political organizations that lobby for the PLO. However,
Wolfe and Burns refused to meet with Israeli organizations which
critique the PLO, leaving pro PLO groups as the only Israeli
organizations which are in a position to provide feedback for the US
15. The US State Department, mandated by the President to seek ways
to facilitate a two-state solution, has allocated a special grant of
$26 Million to UNRWA, the UN agency which runs Arab refugee camps under a policy that promote the "right of return" for four million Palestinian Arab
refugees to take back Arab villages which have been replaced by
Israeli town collective farms and woodlands within the 1949-1967 lines.
16. The US State Department, mandated by the US Congress to
facilitate the creation of a "democratic state of Palestine",
describes the one party elections in which Arafat was elected
president of Palestinian Authority in January 1996 as "free and
democratic" despite the fact that all candidates had to be selected
and approved by Arafat in order to run. PA Foreign Minister and
Palestinian State Constitution author Nabil Shaath has confirmed that Arafat would again be the only candidate for president of the Palestinian Arab entity.
17. The US State Department, mandated by the US Congress to
facilitate a system of human rights in the Palestinian Authority,
turns a blind eye to the fact that the PA has placed more than 200
dissidents on death row for the crime of criticizing the PA. The PA
calls them "collaborators" for media consumption.
18. The US State Department has authorized the resumption of direct
assistance to the Palestinian Authority, before it took any steps to
disarm and disband Arab terror groups which act within the PA. That
aid to the PA was supposed to be predicated on that PA crackdown on
organizations that plan and conduct acts of premeditated murder
19. The US State Department has resumed military training of the PA
military forces, after a three year period in which those same PA
security forces were directly involved in all levels of terror
activity, while incorporating the Hamas.
20. The US State Department, working with with US AID, has
provided financial backing to PASSIA, the Palestinian Arab
lobby organization which trains professionals to lobby Capital Hill
for the PLO cause. The PASSIA training manuals thank US AID
for their generous sponsorship. In other words, the US
government pays an Arab organization to lobby the US government to
advance their interests.
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