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Memorandum from the President to the Secretary of State Concerning the Palestinian Authority

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                         July 8, 2009

Presidential Determination
No. 2009-23

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the
Palestinian Authority

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America, including
section 7040(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations,
and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 (Division H,
Public Law 111-8) (the "Act"), I hereby certify that it
is important to the national security interests of the
United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of
the Act, in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out
chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended,
to the Palestinian Authority.

You are directed to transmit this determination to the Congress,
with a report pursuant to section 7040(d) of the Act, and to
publish the determination in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA