I find it unthinkable that an American president would have to be "urged" by his own democrat party to cut off support to an anti-Israel establishment such as the ones named below.
My novel Rebirth, shows how America was the first UN member to recognize Israel as a nation and how President Truman favored Israel, which was a major morale booster for the Jews. We all need to make America's support of Israel a much bigger issue to our future politicians.
Half of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate urged President Obama to suspend assistance to the Palestinian Authority unless Hamas recognizes Israel and renounces terrorism since the two anti-Israel groups have signed a partner agreement. The letter, signed by 27 Democratic senators, which was sent May 6 and initiated by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), said: "It is imperative for you to make clear to President Abbas that Palestinian Authority participation in a unity government with an unreformed Hamas will jeopardize its relationship with the United States, including its receipt of U.S. aid."
The letter notes that U.S. law proscribes assistance to any government that includes Hamas, unless it and its ministers comply with principles laid down by the Quartet: recognizing Israel and renouncing terrorism. "We urge you to conduct a review of the current situation and suspend aid should Hamas refuse to comply with Quartet conditions."
Bottom portion originally posted by Israel Alert.