Saturday, April 11, 2009

With such a friend who needs enemies?

Bethlehem - Ma'an/Agencies - US President Barack Obama signed a waiver on Thursday that allows the Palestine Liberation Organization to retain its office in the American capital city of Washington, DC.

According to a law passed in 1987, the PLO is barred from operating such an office, but the law contains a rule that allows presidents to waive the requirements for six months at a time.

Former US President Bill Clinton allowed the PLO mission to open in 1994, and presidential waivers have been issued regularly since then.

"I hereby determine and certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive" the restriction, Obama wrote on Thursday in a notice to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

via IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

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