Tag Archive for UNRWA

An anthology of reasons why the Arabs detest the Palestinians

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 »

Corbyn tweets ‘The UK must fill the gap’ after Trump ended UNRWA funding

Dedicated to aiding & supporting Israel’s enemies at all cost, and completely disregarding the US assessment to terminate the folly of endlessly funding an exponentially expanding parasitical community, the UK Labour leader calls on Britain to “fill the gap by boosting its contributions.”

By HAGAY HACOHEN

 

UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn took to social media Saturday evening to call the US’s decision to end its funding of UNRWA “shameful” and called it “a vital UN refugee agency.”

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) supports roughly five million Palestinians in Jordan, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

US: Funding UNRWA’s “exponentially expanding, entitled beneficiaries” has ended

– Spokesman for Palestinian Authority autocrat Mahmoud Abbas said the U.S. decision was a “flagrant assault” against the Palestinian people, and a “defiance of UN resolutions.”
– Hamas Spokesman,”US leadership has become an enemy of our people and of our nation.”

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has cut all funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), questioning the organization’s “fundamental business model” of servicing an “endlessly and exponentially expanding community” of declared Palestinian refugees.

The move was previewed by US media outlets in recent weeks after e-mails from President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, were leaked showing his interest in “disrupting” the UN body. Continue Reading »

Trump’s trump card breaks 50-yr stalemate, Palestinians living 2nd ‘catastrophe’

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 »

Haley: UNRWA must reform for US cash; Mideast states should finance agency

U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, says Abbas’ Palestinian Authority ‘bashes’ the Trump administration while also expecting the U.S. to continue providing financial support to the Palestinians.
– Amb. Haley also decried the UN’s bias against Israel as, “pathetic.”

By i24NEWS

 

UNRWA, the body responsible for Palestinian refugees, needs reforms if the Trump administration is to fully support it, US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.

Haley, who spoke at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies summit in Washington, further accused the Palestinian Authority of “bashing” the US while expecting Washington to support Palestinians financially.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, Defends Israel after UNSC meeting – Screenshot: YouTube/UN

On Friday, the US State Department announced it will slash over $200 million in economic aid to the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, which caused the Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, to condemn the move in an official statement on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Trump’s elimination of Palestinian deal breakers facilitates possibility of peace

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 »

BREAKING: US to reject Arab League/UN definition of ‘Palestinian refugees’

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.

By i24NEWS

 

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 »

US plans to integrate UNRWA into the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Senior advisor to US President Trump, Jared Kushner reportedly plans to eliminate UNRWA and resettle the Palestinian descendants of the refugees to neighboring countries, writing, ‘It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA. It perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace.’

By Ynet

 

Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, has reportedly been looking into the possibility of stripping the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of their refugee status, consequently removing the issue of a Palestinian right of return from the negotiations table, according to a report in Foreign Policy on Friday. Continue Reading »

US lawmakers introduce new legislation to seriously reduce funding to UNRWA

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 »

Palestinians in a frenzy, protesting as UNRWA cuts lead to lay-offs

Several Palestinians fainted when notified of their dismissals from UNRWA, while another in Gaza drenched himself with gasoline, trying to set himself aflame before being stopped by his co-workers.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday expressed outrage over a decision by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to lay off hundreds dozens of its its employees.

Several employees fainted when they heard they had lost their jobs. One worker poured gasoline over his body and tried to set himself on fire before he was stopped by his co-workers.

UNRWA students [Palestinians] admit to being taught to hate Jews and kill them.

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Amb. Haley tells Arabs, Enough bravado about Palestinians: ‘Put up or shut up’

Being attacked for dropping the US annual contribution to UNRWA from $364 million to $60 million, US Ambassador Nikki Haley blasts Islamic nations for ‘talking big’ from the UN, but loath to support the Palestinians, outing Iran, Tunisia, Algeria who gave UNRWA nothing at all in 2017, with Pakistan and Egypt each giving $20,000.

BY TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

 

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley took the international community to task for failing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to support for the Palestinians.

UN member states, in particular the Arab countries, are quick to speak volumes about the Palestinians, but are suddenly absent when it comes to writing a check, Haley told the UN Security Council on Tuesday as it held its monthly meeting on the Middle East in New York. Continue Reading »

Obama administration report identified only 20,000 Palestinian refugees

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 »

After Trump tells UN to begin cutbacks, UK advances UNRWA £38.5 million

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.

By i24NEWS

 

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.”

UNRWA uses photo from Syria in outright deception, to make Westerners feel sorry for ‘poor Gaza girl’, in ploy to attain contributions… and demonize Israel.

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UN envoy scurrying as UNRWA’s Billion dollar budget for Palestinians falls short

After Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and other countries cut extravagant donations to UN Relief and Works Agency, claiming  UNRWA is responsible for exacerbating & maintaining, rather than solving the problem, UN envoy Nikolay Mladenov tells Security Council that the UN’s Palestinian agency has ‘an unprecedented shortfall of over $250 million.
– WATCH Video: 
Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

Associated Press

 

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is “weeks away from painful cuts” to its emergency assistance for Gaza and refugees elsewhere because of an unprecedented gap in its budget of more than $250 million, the UN Mideast envoy said Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Swiss FM mulls continued funding of UNRWA, ‘part of the problem’

Switzerland’s new foreign minister said UNRWA “worked as a solution for a long time, but today it has become part of the problem.” Adding that, “it provides ammunition to continue the conflict.”

By i24NEWS

 

Switzerland’s new foreign minister Ignazio Cassis on Wednesday questioned the role of the United Nations refugee agency agency for Palestinians and its ability to assist its beneficiaries, casting doubt on whether the Swiss government would continue funding the organization.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), was established after the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948, when around 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled.

Switzerland’s new foreign minister Ignazio Cassis said, ‘UNRWA is part of the problem in the Middle East.’ – swissinfo.ch/keystone

Over the last five years, Switzerland has given UNRWA over $20 million annually and stated it planned to continue this subsidy to 2020. Continue Reading »