White House Gives $192M To Palestinians...

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    Obama lifts freeze on $192 million aid package to Palestinian Authority


    U.S. President Barack Obama has lifted a ban on financial aid to the Palestinian Authority. Obama stated that the aid was “important to the security interests of the United States.”

    The US Congress froze a $192 million aid package to the Palestinian Authority after its president, Mahmoud Abbas, defied US pressure and sought to attain UN endorsement of Palestinian statehood last September. The presidential waiver means that aid can now be delivered.

    The unilateral statehood gambit was strongly opposed by Israel, which said Abbas was seeking to avoid negotiating the necessary compromises and modalities of statehood with Israel. The US indicated it would veto a resolution in the Security Council seeking unilateral recognition of “Palestine,” but the issue has not come to a vote, because the Palestinians were unable to obtain sufficient support in the Security Council. They may yet seek a non-binding endorsement of statehood in the UN General Assembly.

    Section 3 of Congress’s Palestinian Accountability Act, which applies to 2012, stipulates that “no funds available to any United States Government department or agency … may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.” Obama has now signed a waiver, however, the White House said Friday, and asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to inform Congress accordingly.

    The AFP news agency quoted White House spokesman Tommy Vietor as saying the $192 million aid package would be devoted to “ensuring the continued viability of the moderate PA government under the leadership of [Palestinian Authority] President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.”

    Obama lifts freeze on $192 million aid package to Palestinian Authority | The Times of Israel
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    'Presidential Waiver?' Wow, what good is our Congress at this point?
     
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    did you bother to research where the idea of presidential waiver came from, or is it just new under obama in your partisan hack assed eyeballzz?
     
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    obama always gives waivers to the nation's enemies or for the benefit of the nation's enemies. The waivers and exemptions that he has given to avoid sanctions against Iran made the sanctions useless.
     
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    Why would we give money to Palestine??
     
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    Great, now we're giving money away to imaginary people.
     
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    My guess, a central planner that was just sure he knew what's best for everyone else.

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    It's bribe money basically, but it wont work. Just like we've given the Pakistanis over 20 billion so far. Yes the same Pakistanis that gave Osama bin Laden VIP treatment, built a mansion and hid him where their top military brass usually lives.
     
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