SANCTIONS AGAINST ARAFAT:
Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have introduced the bill, which would deny U.S. travel visas to Arafat and other senior PLO officials. It would also downgrade the status of the PLO’s representative office in Washington and restrict the travel of the senior PLO official at the United Nations.
It would seize any United States assets of the PLO, the PA and Arafat and require the Bush administration to report to Congress on any acts of terrorism committed by the PLO or its “constituent elements.”
“This act seeks to create conditions more conducive to stopping the senseless violence and flow of innocent blood in the Middle East,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.