NEW YORK- The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its strong concern over reports that the Bush administration has established a new unit within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to facilitate restrictions on Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria and to impose the administrations Road Map to create a Palestinian Arab state along Israels pre-1967 border.
According to the Israeli daily Haaretz (March 24, 2003) the new CIA unit will:
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said:
President Bush repeatedly pledged not to impose a solution on Israelyet now he has reportedly established a special CIA unit to impose the road map to the creation of a Palestinian Arab state, which would be a mini-Iraq along Israels indefensible nine-miles-wide pre-1967 border. The last thing the world needs now is another Saddam Hussein-style regime.
Furthermore, the new CIA unit apparently has been entrusted with the task of taking action against Jewish settlement construction in the territoriesyet it is not taking action against Arab settlement construction, which is proceeding at ten times the rate of Jewish construction. Why the double standard?