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S. 2265 (113th): Stand with Israel Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 29, 2014 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2265

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 29, 2014

(for himself, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Moran, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Coats, Mr. Graham, Mr. Burr, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Shelby, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Toomey, and Mr. Lee) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

A BILL

To prohibit certain assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stand with Israel Act of 2014 .

2.

Prohibition on foreign assistance

(a)

In general

Except as provided under subsection (b) and notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amounts may be obligated or expended to provide any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.

(b)

Exception

The prohibition under subsection (a) shall have no effect for a fiscal year if the President certifies to Congress during that fiscal year that the Palestinian Authority has—

(1)

formally recognized the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state;

(2)

publicly recognized the state of Israel;

(3)

renounced terrorism;

(4)

purged all individuals with terrorist ties from security services;

(5)

terminated funding of anti-American and anti-Israel incitement;

(6)

publicly pledged to not engage in war with Israel; and

(7)

honored previous diplomatic agreements.

3.

Effective date

The prohibition under section 2 shall take effect on the later of—

(1)

June 1, 2014; or

(2)

the date of the enactment of this Act.