Washington, D.C. –  House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6 to examine the challenges of Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.  The hearing, entitled “Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Barriers to Peace,” comes before the UN General Assembly meeting in September.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have stalled for years.  The Palestinian Authority has only worsened the conflict by inciting violence and hate speech.  They’ve gone as far as offering a pay-to-slay stipend encouraging Palestinians to commit violence against Israelis.  This hearing will give members an opportunity to examine the challenges of Israeli-Palestinian peace and the role the U.S. can play to facilitate direct negotiations.”

Hearing: Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Barriers to Peace

Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. ET

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

David Pollock, Ph.D.
Kaufman Fellow
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Mr. Yigal Carmon
President and Founder
Middle East Media Research Institute

The Honorable Robert Wexler
Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

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