The lunacy continues.
Because at this time and juncture in U.S. history, the treasury is just flush with cash, and the Palestinian Authority is such a logical place of investment. (</sarcasm off>)
Also, don’t miss : Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Referred to Anti-Corruption Commission, Misused Diplomatic Passports (Fm: Challah Hu Akbar)
US 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.