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Risch, McCaul: PA Request for Full UN Membership is Opportunistic, Dangerous

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement on the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) request for full membership at the United Nations (UN):

“The PA’s request for full membership at the UN endangers international security. The PA has not made substantive reforms, continues to implement pay-for-slay, and there is no negotiated solution between the PA and Israel. This is a not a serious attempt to find a peaceful, lasting solution to the conflict; it is an opportunistic, politically-motivated move to bypass the peace process.

“U.S. law requires the United States to cut off all funding to the UN if the UN admits Palestine as a member state. Anything other than staunch opposition to this ploy from the Biden Administration is political pandering.”