On September 13, 2016, Shaun Casey, U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs (a department which falls under the jurisdiction of the US Department of State) attended a meeting with “US & int’l religious leaders on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” as part of “an important consultation in Arlington, Virginia from September 12-14, 2016″ jointly organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the National Council of Churches (NCC) of Christ in the USA.
On September 14, 2016, NCC and WCC issued a joint statement, NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land that overwhelmingly placed focus on and blame for the ongoing conflict in the region on Israel for “keeping an entire population under occupation … in prison-like conditions … a grave and unsustainable situation.”
On October 5, 2016, State Department spokesman, Mark C. Toner issued a press statement strongly rebuking Israel’s recent “settlements.” The statement singled out Israel for blame in the stalled peace process, questioning their “commitment to achieving a negotiated peace.”
On October 9, 2016, an Arab Terrorist from Silwan shot 8 Jews at two light rail stops in Jerusalem.
In the day following the attack, Palestinian leaders and members of the Palestinian community extended praise to and held celebrations in honor of the terrorist who shot 8 Jews, killing 2, the PA leader’s faction calling him “a martyr.”
** No statement has been issued to date from the State Department that brings into question the Palestinian Authority’s “commitment to achieving a negotiated peace” or that places responsibility on PA leadership for stalling the peace process by supporting terrorists who commit violence in Israel.
** No statement has been released as of yet from WCC and/or NCC indicating that the Palestinian Authority is responsible for creating “a grave and unsustainable situation” in the region and obstructing the peace process by continuing to offer praise and reward to terrorists who attack Israel.
“Death and life are in the hands of the tongue.” – Mishlei (Proverbs) 18:21