Although President Obama has made it clear he will not retaliate against the United Nations or the Palestinian Authority over the vote creating a "Palestinian state," Congress is set to do exactly that, according to a published news report in The Hill today.
A backlash against the Palestinian Authority is believed to have broad, bipartisan support in Congress. And U.S. Sen. Orin Hatch, R-Utah, stated that he would introduce a bill cutting off U.S. funding for the United Nations.
The Congressional move to cut off U.S. funds for Palestinians will come directly on the heels of a move by the Israelis to immediately withhold tax transfers to the Palestinians, which has been a matter of Israeli policy for several years.
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