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Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 Passed

As Israeli Prime Minister Olmert visits Washington, Congress has passed the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 just before the Prime Minister is set to address a joint session of Congress.

From Vital Perspective:

The legislation, which both Israeli FM Tzipi Livni and Ambassador Daniel Ayalon have voiced their support for, would instruct the State Department to cut ties with Palestinian Authority officials and restrict everything except humanitarian aid to the Palestinians and diplomacy with Palestinian Authority officials.

The proposed legislation would only allow for these contacts once Hamas renounced terror and recognized Israel. It would also instruct the Treasury Department to close down the Palestinian Authority missions in Washington and New York, though Bush could sign a waiver on the closures.