Friday, November 16, 2018

UN Raises Funds for UNRWA Financial Crisis That Does Not Exist

As of December 31, 2017, UNRWA posted a financial statement that its income rested at a stable $1.2 billion, stemming from donations from 68 donor nations and 27 other sources. https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/overalldonor_ranking.pdf Yet on September 27, The...

How UNRWA has perpetuated generations of refugees

A few weeks ago, the Trump Administration announced it would end all US funding for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, established in December 1949 to support Palestinian refugees. In recent years,...

Bringing down UNRWA

Coincidence played a part in getting the truth out about UNRWA: Hard work made it available. I happened to sit next to someone from Trump's transition team in December 2016 at a conference in Jerusalemn and...

What the AP Intelligence Correspondent Needs to Ask

David Bedein, Director. Susannah George, AP Intelligence and National Security Correspondent, this week published a feature “Trump administration cuts aid funding for Palestinian refugees”*, which overlooked two vital issues. First, that the US cutback to UNRWA...

Response to Jpost interview with the head of UNRWA

David Bedein Director Israel Resource News Agency Center for Near East Policy Research The interview conducted of UNRWA Director General Pierre Krähenbühl by Tova Lazaroff in the Jerusalem Post of Sept. 12, entitled "UNRWA HEAD APPEALS TO ARAB...

Peace Education Opportunity

For the past few months, ever since the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem, the US government officials have been discussing what gesture the US could make to the Palestinian Arab people. "Peace Education" would...

UNRWA Funding Cutoff: What Next?

On August 31, the State Department indicated that the United States was ceasing all contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency, the primary aid organization for Palestinian refugees. In addition to citing “the very...

ישראל מאשרת כי פנתה לאמריקאים להימנע מקיצוץ התקציב לאונר”א – מבלי לדרוש שקיפות...

מנחם רהט, עיתונאי "מצב הרו"ח" 18.8.18 מי ששאל את עצמו, כיצד קורה שאין יום שבו לא מופיעה ידיעה כלשהי בתקשורת האמריקנית על "אומללותם של הפליטים הפלשתינים שבטיפולה של אונר"א", שהגיעו לידי פת לחם בשל הקיצוץ האמריקני בכספי...

Where has all the Flour Gone: The Fake Humanitarian UNRWA Crisis

Over that past month, members of the US House Middle East Subcommittee raised concerns that humanitarian aid does not reach the Palestinian population, especially in Gaza. The Center for Near East Policy Research, CFNEPR, contacted...