Statement earlier today releaes by NY9 Congressman Bob Turner:
"The Palestinian Authority has not acted as a responsible partner for peace with Israel. It continues to pay - with U.S. dollars - terrorists in Israeli prisons convicted of murdering Israeli civilians, and it has done nothing to stop the incessant shelling of Israeli towns. I continue to believe that all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority be halted until these matters are addressed.
"Statehood, which can only happen under the terms of the 1993 Oslo Accord, is out of the question at this time. If the United Nations truly wants to stand up against terrorism, it has a moral obligation to deny this request."