Wow is this crazy. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs is threatening to punish the Palestinian Authority for daring to ask for a state from the int'l community and it's convening a hearing of neoconservatives on Wednesday. Well I don't know about this guy Phillips, but the other three-- Makovsky, Elliott Abrams, and Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies? My god. It never ends. Apparently Makovsky is the soft neocon, acceptable to Democrats. From the announcement:
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on Wednesday entitled, “Promoting Peace? Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority, Part II.”
The Committee will examine U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority, a central pillar of the Administration’s policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This hearing will offer Members an opportunity to hear testimony on various aspects of this policy, especially in light of recent developments on the ground and the upcoming potential Palestinian action at the United Nations.
When: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:00 a.m.
Where: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
The Honorable Elliott Abrams Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies Council on Foreign Relations
Mr. James Phillips Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs The Heritage Foundation
Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D. Vice President of Research Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Mr. David Makovsky Ziegler Distinguished Fellow Director of Project on the Middle East Peace Process The Washington Institute