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Palestinian Authority “Pay for Slay”


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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Pay for Slay Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet on Iranian Aggression

Iranian Aggression Since the JCPOA

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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Syria Fact Sheet

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.

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Lebanon & Hezbollah Fact Sheet

Lebanon & Hezbollah Fact Sheet

Lebanon is a largely non-functioning Republic, where three prominent offices are divided amongst the different religious groups. The President must be a Christian, the Prime Minister is a Sunni Muslim, and the Speaker of the National Assembly is a Shia Muslim. There is a unicameral National Assembly, with 128 seats and members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote. Assembly members serve 4-year terms and seats are apportioned among the Christian and Muslim denominations. In February of 2014, the current Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, a Sunni Muslim, was chosen; he is also acting President, since the Assembly has been unable to select a President.

The Hezbollah – or “Hizbullah”, meaning “The Party of God,” and sometimes using the cover name of “Islamic Jihad” – militia “has effectively taken over the Lebanese government.” Hezbollah is a Shiite Islamist political party, militant group and designated terrorist organization, which was founded in the 1980’s by Iran. It was originally created to oppose Israel and the West. Hezbollah is funded by Iran, with an estimated $100- 200 million annually.

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Fact Sheet: Justice for American Victims of Palestinian Terrorism

EMET is Still Seeking Justice for All Americans Murdered or Injured by Palestinian Terrorists

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The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), led by Founder and President Sarah Stern, has been working to make sure that any Palestinian terrorist who harms an American is brought to justice.

  • The Anti-Terrorism Act of 1991, 18 USC Sec. 2332(b), says that whenever an American is killed or harmed overseas in an act of international terrorism, the U.S. has the right and the responsibility to prosecute and punish, in United States courts, the individual(s) who murdered or maimed the American citizen. There is no statute of limitations.
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Fact Sheet: Turkey

Turkey has its supporters in this country, on Capitol Hill, but it is largely due to the past track record not the current activity…There is the Turkey we have long relied upon up until the rise of the AKP (the Islamist party that has ruled Turkey since 2003) and now there is a different kind of Turkey. Unfortunately, one we think is going down the wrong path and needs to be engaged and reformed.”     (Jonathan Schanzer, 11/06/14)

Turkey Fact Sheet


Turkey is officially a democratic Republic with a unicameral parliamentary body named the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. The parliament has 550 seats, and its members are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms. The official head of government is the president, who serves a five-year term, and whom is eligible for a second term. However, historically, the prime minister, who is appointed by the president from among members of parliament, has held real power. The Turkish Republic has never been known for the smooth functioning of its democracy, and has suffered from a number of military coups in the past.

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Fact Sheet: Palestinian Authority’s Incitement

Palestinian Authority Incitement Fact Sheet

With the help of Allah, every martyr will be in heaven, and every wounded will get his reward.”
-Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, September 16th, 2015 

“We plan to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. Jews will not want to live among Arabs. I have no use for Jews. They are and remain Jews.”      

-Cofounder of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat, 1996 

Executive Summary

The Palestinian Authority (PA) was established as a result of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which recognized the newly formed PA as the interim autonomous governing body to oversee the Gaza Strip and Areas A and B of the West Bank. In 2006, Hamas took over control of the Gaza Strip. The PA currently maintains control over part of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). Since Oslo, the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat and now under President Mahmoud Abbas incites terrorism against Jews and Israelis, violating a core tenant of the negotiations. The PA continues to violate the Oslo Accords and has refused to condemn terrorism, but instead encourages, celebrates, and awards Palestinian terrorists.

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