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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:41 PM

J Street Wins as Senate Omits Statehood Slap; Punishment for U.N. Palestine Push Left Out Of Defense

Punishment for U.N. Palestine Push Left Out of Defense Bill

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate amendment that would have penalized Palestinians for seeking non-member state status at the United Nations was not attached to its intended law.
The National Defense Authorization Act, passed late Tuesday, did not include among its amendments one that would cut funding to the Palestinians should they use their status, gained last week, to seek charges against Israel in international courts.

The amendment also would have shuttered the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington until the Palestinians returned to peace talks with Israel.

The amendment had been introduced by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) on Nov. 29, the same day as the vote in the U.N. General Assembly enhancing the Palestinian’s statehood status.

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Street, the liberal pro-Israel group, rallied against the amendment, with followers sending close to 15,000 letters to senators and making close to one thousand calls.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/167251/j-street-wins-as-senate-omits-statehood-slap/#ixzz2ECUg0If8

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. This is good news....

J Street does excellent work...way to go!!!

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