This bill would forbid transfers of U.S. funds to any international project that ‘prohibits participation of Israeli organizations operating beyond the 1949 armistice line’ (i.e., any project that boycotts settlements). In response to critics of Israel’s persistent settlement expansion, the bill notes in its Congressional Findings section that ‘Israeli settlements in these territories do not in any way violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. . . .’
See also: similar bill H.R. 4581 of 5/6/14.
Last major action: 4/29/14 Referred to House Comm. on Foreign Affairs.