EO 12947
Effective Date: January 23, 1995

Responsible Office: Office of General Counsel


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America, including the
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et.
seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et.
seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code.

I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America,
find that grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists
that disrupt the Middle East peace process constitute an unusual
and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign
policy, and economy of the United States, and hereby declare a
national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby order:

Section 1. Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(3) and
(4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3) and (4) and in regulations,
orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to
this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any
license or permit granted prior to the effective date:  (a) all
property and interests in property of:

     (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order;

     (ii) foreign persons designated by the Secretary of State,
     in coordination with the Secretary of the Treasury and the 
     Attorney General, because they are found:

     (A) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of 
     committing, acts of violence that have the purpose or effect
     of disrupting the Middle East peace process, or

     (B) to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material,
     or technological support for, or services in support of,
     such acts of violence; and

     (iii) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury,
     in coordination with the Secretary of State and the Attorney 
     General, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on 
     behalf of, any of the foregoing persons, that are in the
     United States, that hereafter come within the United States,
     or that hereafter come within the possession or control of 
     United States persons, are blocked;

  (b) any transaction or dealing by United States persons or
within the United States in property or interests in property of
the persons designated in or pursuant to this order is
prohibited, including the making or receiving of any contribution
of funds, goods, or services to or for the benefit of such

  (c) any transaction by any United States person or within the
United States that evades or avoids, or has the purpose of
evading or avoiding, or attempts to violate, any of the
prohibitions set forth in this order, is prohibited.

Sec. 2. For the purposes of this order: (a) the term "person"
means an individual or entity;

  (b) the term "entity" means a partnership, association,
corporation, or other organization, group, or subgroup;

  (c) the term "United States person" means any United States
citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the
laws of the United States (including foreign branches), or any
person in the United States; and

  (d) the term "foreign person" means any citizen or national of
a foreign state (including any such individual who is also a
citizen or national of the United States) or any entity not
organized solely under the laws of the United States, but does
not include a foreign state.

Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the
type specified in section 203(b)(2)(A) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C.
1702(b)(2)(2)(A) by United States persons to persons designated
in or pursuant to this order would seriously impair my ability to
deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and
hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section by section
1 of this order.

Sec. 4. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with
the Secretary of State and, as appropriate, the Attorney General,
is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the
promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers
granted to me by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the
purposes of this order.  The Secretary of the Treasury may
redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies
of the United States Government.  All agencies of the United
States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate
measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of
this order.

  (b) Any investigation emanating from a possible violation of
this order, or of any license, order, or regulation issued
pursuant to this order, shall first be coordinated with the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and any matter involving
evidence of a criminal violation shall be referred to the FBI for
further investigation.  The FBI shall timely notify the
Department of the Treasury of any action it takes on such

Sec. 5. Nothing contained in this order shall create any right or
benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party
against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its
officers or employees, or any other person.

Sec. 6. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m., eastern
standard time on January 24, 1995.

  (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and
published in the Federal Register.

                    /s/William J. Clinton

January 23, 1995.


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