Obama extends PLO office allowance


WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama extended the allowance for the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. 

An April 9 statement deemed it “important to the national security interests of the United States” to waive 1980s-era laws banning such a presence.

Presidents have routinely exercised their right to waive the ban for six-month periods since the mid-1990s following the launch of the Oslo peace process.

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