EMET’s fact sheet on Iranian Aggression Since the JCPOARead More →
To read EMET’s fact sheet on Iran, click here.
Know as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was forced into exile. Shia Muslim Islamist clerical forces led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political authority vested in a learned religious scholar referred to as the Supreme Leader who, according to the constitution, is accountable only to the Assembly of Experts – an elected 86-member body of clerics. Now the Supreme Leader is the Ayatollah Ali Khameini. Iran’s current President if Hassan Rouhani. The President is elected in an undemocratic process every four years.Read More →
The salary payments to terrorists are made according to Palestinian Authority (PA) legislation. The Pay for Slay program is mainly anchored in two laws from 2004, Law No. 14 and Law No. 19, and in a 2013 amendment to the latter law.
The salaries are currently paid based on PA Government Decision No. 23 of 2010, which specifies the prisoners’ monthly allowance according to the length of sentence. Bonuses are also paid if the terrorists are Israeli Arab or Arab residents from Jerusalem. The PA also provides prisoners with a monthly allowance for canteen expenses, totaling $780,000 per month.
|Time spent in Prison||Monthly allowance in US dollars|
|3 years or less||$400|
|3 – 5 years||$570|
|5 – 10 years||$1,142|
|10 – 15 years||$1,707|
|15 – 20 years||$1,999|
|20 – 25 years||$2276|
|30 + years||$3,120|
|Additional payment for prisoners from Jerusalem||$85|
|Additional payment for Arab Israeli prisoners||$138|
The Syrian Arab Republic has for decades been ruled by the Assad family. Hafiz Assad ruled Syria from 1971- 2000. In 2000, his son Bashar Assad succeeded him. The Syrian regime is considered a military regime, and Bashar Assad has continued his father’s autocratic rule. Bashar Assad represents the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, Ba’ath meaning “resurrection” in Arabic. This is the same party of former dictator Saddam Hussein of Iraq. The Ba’athists hold a pan-Arab ideology which originally sought to unite all Arabs together in a socialist and revolutionary Arab nation, while usually discriminating against non-Arabs like the Kurds, the Jews, etc.Read More →
The Palestinian Authority (PA) tells foreign audiences that they oppose terrorism, yet they pay generous rewards to Palestinians, and/or their families, who carry out bombings, stabbings and other attacks against innocents in Israel. This has been labeled the “Pay for Slay” program. This has included the terrorists, or their families, of those who have killed at least 69 American citizens. Because the U.S. provides aid to the PA, the U.S. is indirectly paying for this terrorism.
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Despite predictions that the JCPOA nuclear deal would moderate Iran, since the “agreement” was reached on July 14, 2015, Tehran has increased its violations of international law, acts of military and terroristic aggression, and verbal insults towards the US and Israel (and other nations).
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EMET’s Syria Fact Sheet
In its fifth year, the Syrian civil war has turned Syria into another failed state in the Middle East. There are essentially multiple, separate civil wars going on in Syria. These include: ISIS vs. Pro-Assad forces, Turks and their allies vs. Kurds and their allies, Sunni Arab groups vs. Sunni Arab groups, etc. There are also numerous outside players involved: Russia, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the other Gulf States, and the U.S.Read More →