May 25, 2005

[Washington, DC] Congressman Sherman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and delivered a letter expressing his concern over anti-Semitic portions of Palestinian textbooks and a failure to promote peace in the region.

“The United States has provided $1.4 billion in aid to the Palestinian people since 1993. However, the US cannot continue to support the Palestinian Authority, whether directly or indirectly, if the education system does not create the conditions necessary for peace,” Sherman wrote.