This bill would create a single, independent U.S. treasury fund through which all U.S. aid to the PA would flow until incitement ends. It also would condition any aid transfers on proof that the PA is undertaking peace preparation activities, including public acknowledgment of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and the public display of maps that show Israel and Palestine side by side.
Similar to the Economic Support Fund (ESF), this new PA fund would exist separately under the old budget structure. The bill does not create any new funding programs nor does it grant the president any new authorities. The president would have complete authority over the fund and all aid to the PA would come from it.
Incitement is defined broadly as media endorsement or advocacy efforts by PA officials that glorify violence (for example, naming streets after anyone who committed an act of terror).
30 cosponsors (19R, 11D)
Last major action: 4/27/12 referred to House Cmte. on Foreign Affairs.