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103d CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                S. 1487

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                                 AN ACT

      Entitled the ``Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1993''.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1487

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                                 AN ACT


 
      Entitled the ``Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1993''.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--
            (a) the Palestine Liberation Organization has recognized 
        the State of Israel's right to exist in peace and security; 
        accepted United Nations Security Council resolutions 242 and 
        338; committed itself to the peace process and peaceful 
        coexistence with Israel, free from violence and all other acts 
        which endanger peace and stability; and assumed responsibility 
        over all PLO elements and personnel in order to assure their 
        compliance, prevent violations and discipline violators;
            (b) Israel has recognized the Palestine Liberation 
        Organization as the representative of the Palestinian people;
            (c) Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed 
        a Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government 
        Arrangements on September 13, 1993 at the White House;
            (d) the United States has resumed a bilateral dialogue with 
        the Palestine Liberation Organization; and
            (e) in order to implement the Declaration of Principles on 
        Interim Self-Government Arrangements and facilitate the Middle 
        East peace process, the President requires flexibility to waive 
        certain provisions of law pertaining to the Palestine 
        Liberation Organization.

SEC. 2. WAIVER AUTHORITY.

    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1994, until January 
1, 1994, the President shall have the authority to waive any provision 
of law enumerated in paragraph (b) of this section, provided that 
before exercising this authority, the President shall consult with the 
relevant Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and 
further provided that the President determines, and so certifies to the 
Chairmen and Ranking Members of the relevant Committees of the Senate 
and House of Representatives--
            (1) that it is in the national interest of the United 
        States, and,
            (2) that the Palestine Liberation Organization continues to 
        abide by all commitments in its letter of September 9, 1993, to 
        the Prime Minister of Israel, in its letter of September 9, 
        1993, to the Foreign Minister of Norway, and in, and resulting 
        from the implementation of, the Declaration of Principles 
        signed on September 13, 1993.
    (b) The following provisions of the following acts shall be waived 
in accordance with the procedure in paragraph (a) of this section:
            (1) Section 307 of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, 
        with respect to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), 
        programs for the PLO, and programs for the benefit of entities 
        associated with it.
            (2) Section 1003 of the Foreign Relations Authorization 
        Act, fiscal years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204).
            (3) Section 114 of the Department of State Authorization 
        Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (Public Law 98-164) with 
        respect to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), 
        programs for the PLO, and programs for the benefit of entities 
        associated with it.
            (4) Section 37, Bretton Woods Agreement Act (Public Law 79-
        171).

            Passed the Senate September 29 (legislative day, September 
      27), 1993.

            Attest:






                                                             Secretary.