A letter condemning Palestinian incitement against Israel has won support from 46 members of Congress. The letter, which asks President Obama to push the Palestinian Authority to stamp out “all vestiges of incitement,” was circulated two weeks ago by Reps. Steve Rothman and Steve Austria. Organizers originally planned to get signatures from members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a subcommittee on foreign operations. But additional members of Congress reportedly began signing onto the letter, after J Street launched a campaign opposing it.
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The letter, which began circulating two weeks ago, comes in response to a terror attack on a Jewish family living in the West Bank and a bombing at Jerusalem's central bus station, both of which occurred this month.
Organizers circulated the letter to members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Appropriations Foreign Operations subcommittee, two panels that play a key role in overseeing Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations. Large majorities of both panels signed the letter. ...