Then-chairman of the PLO in 1966 admitted their policy: Arab States will never absorb Palestinian refugees, and they will remain refugees, “If they try to leave. We [PLO] will stop them, by force if need be.”
– UNRWA has taken 10’s to 100’s of BILLION$ from the West for 70 years to maintain this refugee policy, growing their numbers exponentially to perpetrate the Arab conflict against the Jews.
By David Lazarus
The Arab states will not integrate the Palestine refugees because integration would be a slow process of liquidating the Palestine problem.
Ahmed Shukairy, then-chairman of the PLO
New York Times, April 4, 1966
That has been the clear and unapologetic policy of the PLO until this day, even under its guise as the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
There are three major reasons why a two-State Solution has never materialized, in spite of previous attempts by several Israeli prime ministers & American presidents. They are Religion, Politics, and of course, the exorbitant personal financial gains to the leaders themselves, proving the need to change the Palestinian leadership, and their national agenda of funding violence to perpetuate the status quo.
By Phillip Pasmanick
The political reasons:
Every attempt to secure an agreement of peace has been refused by Arab leadership.
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- Peace would/should mean the Arab’s end to ‘war/conflict’ with Israel and the Jews. – But that thought is seen as intolerable, unacceptable, even as a total betrayal of beliefs among radical Islamists in the Palestinian Authority.
Israel’s former Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor tackles the absurdity of the Palestinian refugee narrative by “exposing” the unmistakably non-refugee lives of nine descendants of Arabs who left Israel in 1948, but who cynically still continue to identify themselves as ‘refugees.’
By Nadav Shragai
A few months ago, researchers Adi Schwartz and Einat Wilf wrote in an article about their book “The War for Return” that children in refugee camps run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) could recite by heart their parents’ and grandparents’ stories about leaving Israel during and after the 1948 War of Independence. Continue Reading »
REVEALED: US-Israel historian Kobby Barda has uncovered the ‘forgotten’ chapter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: US President Truman’s administration gave the Arab nations and Israel $1.5 billion [in today’s equivalency] to resolve the Middle East refugee problem. – But only Israel fulfilled its obligation.
By Eldad Beck
Kobby Barda couldn’t believe what he was seeing. While researching the establishment of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee under the auspices of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa, Barda found his way to the personal archive of one Isaiah Leo “Si” Kenen, a Canadian-born lawyer, journalist and philanthropist who was one of the founders of the pro-Israel lobby. Continue Reading »
Analysis: The Palestinian right of return issue seemed resolvable under peace talks that stemmed from Oslo and Camp David, according to former U.S. and Israeli negotiators.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The Trump administration in the last month has welcomed Israeli restraint with regard to settlement activity but called “unsustainable” the growing number of people who are officially considered Palestinian refugees.
The sudden sea change in rhetoric is seen as part of the administration’s preparation for the unveiling of the “deal of the century” in which it hopes to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Flour sacks arrive at an UNRWA Gaza distribution centre.
Responding to reports that the Trump peace initiative has the hosting mid-East countries granting their so-called “Palestinian refugees” citizenship, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister says his country will never agree.
– UNRWA accepts donations to aid 449,957 “Palestinian refugees” in Lebanon, but official Lebanese count stands at 174,422.
By Dalit Halevi
Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country will never agree to grant Lebanese citizenship to so-called “Palestinian refugees”, in response to reports that the US government would like the countries hosting the “refugees” to grant them citizenship.
“Even if the entire world agrees to naturalization, we will never agree to that, and just as we defeated Israel by removing its occupation [from Lebanon in 2000], we will defeat it with regard to the naturalization plan and the right of return that will remain sacred,” Bassil said in an interview with Lebanese newspaper Al Joumhouria. Continue Reading »
The Arab world has never facilitated a move for Palestinian statehood since they’ve long known the Palestinians don’t really want it, not just the kleptocratic leaders and Parliamentarians, that skim for a living, but also the refugees that pay fewer taxes, receive free food staples, free health & education.
– So why kill the “refugee” goose that lays the golden eggs?
By Dr. Mordechai Kedar
In Israel, and in much of the Western world, we tend to think that the Arab world is united in support of the Palestinians, that it wants nothing so much as to solve the Palestinian problem by giving them a state, and that all the Arabs and Muslims love the Palestinians and hate Israel. Continue Reading »
Palestinian intransigence has forced Trump to look at the conflict as a ‘business deal’, uniquely changing the paradigm. To the Palestinian’s ire, there’s a ‘revolution’ to move forward – for both US fiscal responsibility, and Israel’s future…. or as the PLO would call it, a ‘nakba’ [catastrophe].
By Yochanan Visser
A revolution is taking place in the way the United States deals with the Palestinian Israeli conflict and it could have serious ramifications for the security situation in Israel some say while others see God’s hand in the stunning developments.
Last week the Trump Administration announced it would cut $200 million in U.S. Continue Reading »
ANALYSIS: President Trump is the first world leader with the fortitude to strike down the Palestinian’s unrealistic & intransigent demands that have axed every peace initiative, by every U.S. President, and every Israeli Prime Minister, over the past 40+ years.
By Tsvi Sadan
Trump’s presidency divides Americans like never before. Most, however, would agree that his policy decisions vis-a-vis the Middle East match Israel’s interests, and at least on this point, Israel’s friend–Democrats and Republicans, alike–should support him. And Trump’s new policy regarding the Palestinian refugees is no exception.
As published in the Israeli media, come September, Trump is going to denounce Palestinian claims to a “right of return” to Israel. Continue Reading »
REPORT: The U.S. will end its support of UNRWA’s appraisal of “5 million Palestinian refugees,” that span 3 generations and born in countries throughout the world, as fulfilling the accepted definition of ‘refugee.’ Such a broad definition was/is not afforded to any other group of refugees anywhere in the world, at anytime, or by any body, UN or otherwise.
The Trump administration will in coming days reject the United Nations definition of Palestinian refugees and ask Israel to reconsider allowing the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) to operate in the West Bank, an Israeli TV report said Saturday. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Leaders In A Panic:
U.S. congressmen seek to penalize U.N. agency that was specifically tailored to maintain & support refugees for generations by intentionally inflating the number of actual Palestinian refugees from a modest 20,000 to a whooping 5.2 million.
• Trump administration likely to release classified Obama report on UNRWA within a few weeks.
• WATCH: U.S. Amb. to UN Nikki Haley lambasts Arab member states of the United Nations.
By Ariel Kahana
U.S. lawmakers have introduced a new piece of legislation that would drastically reduce U.S. funding for the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA. Continue Reading »
Joining U.S. lawmakers to pressure the State Department to declassify an Obama-era report, Republican Senator Ted Cruz asserts, ‘Access to report will help Americans have a transparent debate on U.S. funding of UNRWA.’
By Ariel Kahana
Members of the U.S. Congress are demanding the State Department make public a key report that includes precise figures on the number of people who became refugees in the 1948 War of Independence.
The existence of the State Department assessment, compiled and classified under the Obama administration, was first disclosed by the Washington Free Beacon six months ago.
Lawmakers say the report could impact how the U.S. Continue Reading »
UNREPORTED in the West: After Prince William Duke of Cambridge finished this tour of the Jalazun refugee camp east of Ramallah, Palestinian children took to the streets to pelt him, and his convoy with stones.
By Israel Today Staff
Prince William’s visit was important for being the first (official visit) by a member of the British Royal Family since the founding of the State of Israel. But beside that fact, it was a rather uneventful stopover, as befitting the visit of an apolitical figure to a politically-charged region.
Except for once incident.
Seems that when Prince William went to visit with Palestinian and UN officials in Ramallah, his vehicle was stoned by Palestinian children. Continue Reading »
UNRWA, the only UN refugee agency dedicated to only the Palestinians, and the only agency paying full health, education and other services for Palestinian descendants, two & three generations on, receives a £38.5 million ($51M) boost from the UK, with other Western countries asked to pick up the slack.
The United Kingdom announced on Tuesday that it would provide £38.5 million in advanced aid to UNRWA after the Palestinian refugee agency was flung into a severe financial crisis due to the US decision to cutback $250 million in funding this year.
“The UK will deliver financial support to UNRWA earlier than originally planned, releasing £38.5m to the Agency which includes £10 million on top of the £28.5 million package of support announced by Minister Burt at the Extraordinary Ministerial Conference on UNRWA in Rome in March.” Continue Reading »
23 yr-old Wallah Adaween, a biology student at Ramallah University has no regrets leaving the squalor of the Jordanian built, UNRWA run camp, which receives 100’s of million of dollars annually and is responsible for the camp, providing such services as medical, food assistance and education of the Palestinians.
A refugee from the Shuafat Camp in east Jerusalem said she will never regret leaving it.
The Shuafat Refugee Camp is said to be a microcosm of the unresolved issue of Palestinian self-determination plaguing Israel-Palestinian relations.
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With eye on indoctrination, the official logos to six different UNRWA financed schools include the UN logos along with map of Israel replaced by Palestine.