Summary

H.Res. 524: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Palestine Liberation Organization should not be allowed to maintain an official office in Washington, D.C. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Jan 24, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Palestine Liberation Organization should not be allowed to maintain an official office in Washington, DC.

Whereas in section 1003 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989, Congress made it unlawful to establish or maintain an office, headquarters, premises, or other facilities or establishments within the jurisdiction of the United States at the behest or direction of, or with funds provided by, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) or any of its constituent groups, any successor to any of those, or any agents thereof; Whereas the Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1993 granted authority to the President to suspend section 1003 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989, specifically the authority to suspend the prohibition against a PLO office in Washington DC; Whereas Congress has extended this waiver authority several times over the years, most recently in annual appropriations bills; Whereas the genesis of the waiver authority granted to the President beginning with the Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1993 was significant progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, specifically following the September 1993 agreements between Israel and the PLO wherein the PLO recognized Israel's right to exist, rejected violence and terrorism, and accepted United Nations Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338; Whereas the United States' good faith commitment to the Palestinians is predicated in their commitment to a bilateral peace process with Israel and their renouncement of violence, acceptance of Israel's right to...

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