Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that on Thursday, October 22, the Committee will convene a hearing entitled, “Words Have Consequences: Palestinian Authority Incitement to Violence.”  The hearing, which comes as a wave of violent attacks continues across Israel, will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “The recent wave of attacks in Jerusalem and throughout Israel is very concerning.  The seeds for this violence have been planted in the minds of young Palestinians by their leaders, who for years have incited hatred, undermining prospects for peace.  This has to stop.  The Palestinian Authority must fulfill its responsibility to restore calm and the incitement must end."

Hearing: Words Have Consequences: Palestinian Authority Incitement to Violence

10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Mr. Elliott Abrams
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Mr. David Makovsky
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow
Project on the Middle East Peace Process
Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy