With the upcoming vote at the United Nations on Palestinian statehood, Elliott Abrams urges Congress to reexamine the U.S. aid program to the Palestinian Authority in his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The Palestinian militant group has struggled to govern Gaza and remains committed to violently resisting Israel. Its surprise attack against Israel in 2023 threatens a wider conflagration in the Middle East.
Committed global action at every level of government, the economy, and society is needed to tackle such a complex, multifaceted challenge, and a growing awareness that time is running out should help to foster it at the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai. But the real test will come after, when promises must be kept.