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 »
UNRWA is cash-strapped and was near collapse recently as hundreds of Palestinians workers have been laid off, yet UNRWA is advertising for a new position that pays over 14 times the average income of a Palestinian worker.
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
A United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) job posting published last month offered a starting salary of over $100,000 for the position of director of external relations. The well-paid post comes despite the fact that the organization finds itself in serious financial trouble.
In the posting, UNWRA offered an attractive compensation package, including an annual salary starting at $108,189 tax free. Continue Reading »
At failed emergency donors’ meeting in Rome to replenish the $364m. the U.S. is holding back due to Palestinian entrenchment in refusing to negotiate a peace deal with Israel, it was announced that services to Palestinian refugees may halt this summer since 70 yr-old refugee problem lacks it’s annual budget of $1.2 Billion.
BY TOVAH LAZAROFF
UNRWA called on the United States to help avert a summer shutdown after pledges at a donors’ meeting in Rome on Thursday for humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees fell short.
Some $100 million in pledges for 2018 were received from the dozens of countries that gathered for the morning conference to help fix a $446m. Continue Reading »
UN staff are responsible for OVER 60,000 cases of sexual exploitation. “There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with pedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt, nobody will ask what you’re up to,” admitted Andrew MacLeod, a UN official.
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
UN staff have carried out thousands of rapes and other sexual violations against women and children over the last decade, according to a former senior United Nations official.
UNICEF: A pedophiles ‘dream job’ – gateway to unlimited victims.
“There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with pedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt nobody will ask what you’re up to,” Andrew MacLeod, the former chief of operations at the UN’s Emergency Co-ordination Center, said in an interview with British tabloid The Sun on Monday, adding that an estimated 60,000 cases of sexual exploitation had been committed over the last decade by 3,300 pedophiles working in the organization. Continue Reading »
UN Development Program has alternately expressed condemnation of their Gaza engineer’s alleged betrayal, while implying that maybe Israel’s charges may be inaccurate.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
A senior United Nations engineer in the Gaza Strip was arraigned Thursday in Beersheba District Court on charges that he abused his post in order to aid Hamas, including using the construction of a port as a base of operations for its naval commandos.
Forced to remain in squalor as Hamas redirects funds for food, health & reconstruction to tunnel construction & wages to Hamas militants. – Photo: NYT
After the court confirmed that 38-year-old Wahid Abdullah al-Bursh of Jabalya understood the charges, Bursh’s attorney, Lea Tsemel, said she would be filing several pretrial motions against the charges. Continue Reading »
The United Nations sent Israel a formal demand that United Nations Development Programme employee who was arrested for redirecting Gaza humanitarian aid money to Hamas military projects, be released.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The UN’s Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) sent a letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, requesting the release of Waheed Al-Bursh, an UNDP worker who was arrested in July for assisting the Hamas terror organization, claiming he should receive diplomatic immunity.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
“Israel operates according to the law, and we continue to do so in this case as well,” said Ambassador Danon in response to the letter. Continue Reading »
Despite tedious and insufficient progress repairing residential neighborhoods after Hamas received 1.2 million tons of cement & construction materials ,UN Assistant Secretary-General says there’s ‘no proof’ Hamas uses aid materials for ‘military purposes,’ i.e. dozens of newly dug terror-tunnels.
By Matt Wanderman
UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Piper claims that there is no proof that Hamas is taking advantage of UN-provided construction material for “military purposes,” the pro-Hamas Middle East Monitor reports.
Old-style Hamas tunnel, left, & The newer terror tunnels built after Operation Protective Edge, right – Photo: IDF spokesperson
He made his remark after Israel announced that it was blocking the transfer of cement into Gaza because Hamas uses it to build terror tunnels. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Shin Bet says Palestinian man skimmed cement & building materials for Hamas, that was provided by donor nations & other int’l bodies solely for rehabilitating Gaza’s civilian infrastructure.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A Palestinian resident of the Gaza Strip has been arrested for diverting building materials intended for the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip to Hamas’s military wing to be used in terrorist activities, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said Wednesday.
IDF discovered dozen of Hamas Attack Tunnels made with cement sent for Gaza’s rehabilitation
The Shin Bet and Southern District police arrested Tamer Ahmed Muhammed Barim, from Bnei Suhila in Gaza, at the Erez Crossing between Israel and the Strip on August 31. Continue Reading »
The process of rebuilding was delayed when restrictions were imposed by Palestinian Authority to prevent Hamas ‘skimming’, however UNRWA boss in Gaza hopeful construction can begin soon.
Robert Turner has no quick and easy answer when asked to name the worst of times in his three years running the United Nation’s relief effort in Gaza.
Hundreds of truckloads of goods each day enter Gaza – Photo: Yoav Zitun
“The worst day? It will be hard to rank the worst day,” the Canadian diplomat told Reuters as he prepares to leave Gaza, where two-thirds of the 1.8 million people receive some form of aid. Continue Reading »
The UK’s The Guardian reported that officials are taking bribes to produce more concrete than is needed, in order to sell on the black market.
Barely four months after a bloody conflict battered Gaza, experts warn that a new war could be in the offing if reconstruction is not accelerated and Palestinian divisions remain.
Palestinian men in a horse cart make their way through a flooded street in Gaza City on November 27, 2014 – Mahmud Hams/AFP
Since the end of the deadly 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians and 73 Israelis, little has changed on the ground in Gaza. Continue Reading »