Obama signs PLO office waiver
President Barack Obama signed a waiver Thursday that will allow the Palestinian Liberation Organization to retain its office in Washington, D.C.
A law passed in 1987 barred the operation of such an office, but legislation has permitted presidents to waive the requirement for six months at a time. President Bill Clinton allowed the PLO mission to open in 1994, and presidential waivers have been regularly issued ever since.
“I hereby determine and certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive” the restriction, Obama wrote in the determination sent Thursday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The waiver was released at about the same time that Obama was having a Passover Seder at the White House with friends and members of his staff.
The $83.4 billion supplemental spending bill Obama sent to Congress Thursday contains $800 million “to support the Palestinian people, strengthen the Palestinian Authority and provide humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Gaza,” a statement from the Office of Management and Budget said
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