Tag Archive for UN corruption

The ‘lost deal’: US paid UNRWA in 1952 to end Arab refugee problem

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 »

Near ‘bankruptcy’ & hundreds fired, UNRWA pays $108k for new assistant

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 »

UNRWA asks US to reconsider decision after Conference seeking donations flop

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 »

UK doesn’t just fund Palestinians killing Jews, also paid 3000 UN pedophiles

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 »

Israel charges UN-Hamas double-agent in Beersheba District Court

 

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

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 »

UN to Israel: Release our employee who illegally siphoned aid money to Hamas

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 »

Senior UN official shields Hamas’ appropriation of cement for terror tunnels

 

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 »

Palestinian arrested for diverting humanitarian aid material for Gaza’s rebuilding to Hamas terrorists

 

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 »

UNRWA chief in Gaza: A year after war’s end, the Strip’s reconstruction to begin

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.

By Reuters

 

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.

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NGO Monitor: Time the UN Should Investigate its Own Incompetence and Bias

With United Nation’s constant revelations of ‘incompetence & bias’ on display in the world’s media, Israelis demand the world body take a good look in the mirror.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Following the revelation that the appointed head of the UN commission of inquiring into last summer’s Gaza war had previous associations with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Jerusalem-based research institute NGO Monitor suggested that the world body investigate its own ineptitude and overriding prejudice against the Jewish state.

“The United Nations should suspend its investigation into Israel and immediately investigate the disturbing revelations of its own incompetence and bias,” read a press release by NGO Monitor.

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UN Corruption Stifles Gaza Reconstruction Plans

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.

By i24news

 

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.

Mahmud Hams/AFP

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 »