The Palestinian Accountability Act 2013

March 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
Referred to House (sub)committee

This is a comprehensive and restrictive bill aimed at conditioning U.S. economic support for the PA and guiding Palestinian behavior.

It would prohibit U.S. documents from referring to the area governed by the PA as ‘Palestine’ until the secretary of state certifies that the PA has, inter alia, held fair elections, implemented the 2003 Road Map to Peace, recognized Israel as a Jewish state, and verifiably taken steps to dismantle terrorist networks and end incitement.

It would also require a private auditor to survey the PA budget and submit the results to Congress before any aid is disbursed.

Finally, it lists a series of conditions that the PA must fulfill before any U.S. aid can be transferred to UNRWA or to the UN if it accepts Palestine as a member.

17 cosponsors (17R).

Last major action: 3/21/13 referred to House Cmte. on Foreign Affairs.

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