Summary: H.R.5272 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/27/2000)

Peace Through Negotiations Act of 2000 - Declares it to be U.S. policy to oppose the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, to withhold diplomatic recognition of any Palestinian state that is unilaterally declared, and to encourage other countries and international organizations to withhold diplomatic recognition of any Palestinian state that is unilaterally declared.

Sets forth certain measures that shall be applied in the event that a Palestinian state is unilaterally declared, including: (1) the enforcement of section 1003 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204) calling for certain prohibitions regarding the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) such as prohibiting the establishment of a PLO office in the United States; (2) the prohibition of U.S. assistance to the government of any unilaterally declared Palestinian state, the Palestinian Authority (or to any successor entity), and any programs or projects in the West Bank or Gaza (except humanitarian assistance); (3) the withholding of a specified percentage of the U.S. contribution to any international organization that recognizes a unilaterally declared Palestinian state; and (4) U.S. opposition to such state's membership in any international financial institution or the extension by such institution of any loan or other financial assistance to it.

Authorizes the President to suspend, for one year, a number of the requirements under this Act if he determines and certifies to specified congressional committees that it is in the national security interest of the United States.