security for the "Palestinian territories"
"Until now, the State Department has declined to restrict aid, including military assistance to Palestinian security forces that totaled $450 million last fiscal year. The department has argued that the prospect of a Palestinian unity government that included Hamas, first announced last year, never fully materialized. The aid has been credited by Israeli and American officials for improving security in the Palestinian territories." Oh, yes. US Congress authorizes the money because they are concerned over security "in the Palestinian territories". When Bronner writes such propaganda lines that are factually untrue, does he operate on the assumption that his readers are all dumb?