Foreign Policy: Neri Zilber on Israeli security

Former ICWA fellow Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) reports on Congress’s new pro-Israel law that may end up threatening Israeli security. The Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act, which should go into effect February 1, “would force the Palestinians to forgo all American aid or else accept the jurisdiction of the U.S. court system in various terrorism-related civil suits brought against the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization.” Though this was seen as a pro-Israel law in Congress, many in the Israeli government and the security establishment believe this would threaten Israeli-Palestinian security coordination and stability in the West Bank.

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