Sunday, August 04, 2013

Obama Circumvents the Law

US President Barack Obama has published this:


SUBJECT: Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority 

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7040(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Division I, Public Law 112-74) (the "Act") as carried forward by the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Division F, Public Law 113-6) (the "CR"), I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, to the Palestinian Authority. 

You are directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, with a report pursuant to section 7040(d) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, and to publish this determination in the Federal Register


Mr. President,

The PLO Covenant is still in force.

Anti-Jewish incitement is rampant in the PA.

Anti-Israel propaganda is the norm in the PA.

You have knuckled down Netanyahu to release prisoners who will kill Jews, or cause Jews to be killed.

This is heinous morality.



MI notes:
The White House waiver is NOT conditioned on the PLO cancelling its charter or the PA fulfilling any condition. In fact, the opposite is true. The waiver is used only because the PA is in violation of the terms of US law to allow the funding of the PA. Were they fulfilling the conditions the White House would not have to use the waiver.


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