Van Nuys, CA -- Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today issued this comment on talks in Cairo intended to bring about a national unity government among Palestinian factions:

“The U.S. Congress will find it impossible to work constructively with any Palestinian national unity government that fails unequivocally to recognize Israel, to reject terrorism and all forms of violence, and to accept all previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements. In addition, it should be a government of unquestioned integrity, and fully committed to fiscal responsibility and transparency.”