April 23, 2014Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel Statements at Conclusion of Three-day Visit to Ukraine
April 22, 2014Engel Opening Remarks at Media Availability in Ukraine
April 16, 2014Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel to Lead Bipartisan Delegation to Ukraine Next Week
April 11, 2014Engel Statement on Administration’s Decision to Deny Visa to Iran UN Ambassador Appointee
April 10, 2014Engel Statement on UNSC Vote Authorizing Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic
April 9, 2014Engel Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing “Advancing U.S. Interests in the Western Hemisphere: The FY 2015 Foreign Affairs Budget”
April 9, 2014Engel, Conyers and 80 House Members Urge President to Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
April 9, 2014Engel Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing “U.S. Foreign Assistance in FY 2015: What are the Priorities, How Effective?”
April 7, 2014Engel Statement on Developments in Eastern Ukraine
April 7, 2014Engel Statement on 20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Washington, DC - Congressman Howard L. Berman, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reacted to reports that the Palestinian Authority plans to honor terrorists responsible for the deaths of innocent Israeli civilians.
On Thursday, Israel repatriated the remains of Palestinian militants and suicide bombers to the Palestinian government.
"The Palestinian Authority's (PA) reported decision to accord full military burials for those who struck down so many innocent people in Israeli cafes, shopping malls, and buses is nothing short of appalling,” said U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). “This glorification of murderers makes a mockery of the PA’s claims that it seeks peace and co-existence with its neighbor Israel, which transferred these human remains as a goodwill gesture. Peace can only be based on mutual confidence and mutual respect. The PA should end its policies of incitement now. “
Rep. Berman has co-sponsored the Palestinian Peace Promotion and Anti-Incitement Act with U.S Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), which would hold the Palestinian Authority accountable for actions such as this, which are interpreted as condoning terrorism. The legislation would withhold funding to the Palestinian Authority should they continue to incite violence and inhibit the peace process.