Monday, September 24, 2018

Help UNRWA Schools Get Funding: Remove UNRWA War Education

UNRWA reports that its $1.2 billion budget, funded by 62 nations, cannot come up with the necessary $101 million to launch the new school year for 492,000 students who study in 699 UNRWA schools...

Palestinian Human Rights Activist Calls for Major Overhaul of UNRWA (INTERVIEW)

Bassam Eid, a prominent Palestinian human rights activist, has issued an urgent plea for a serious overhaul of UNRWA, the UN agency tasked with caring for the Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war in...
UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza. Photo: United Nations

Will Chris Gunness ever be held to account?

The UNRWA's spokesperson is assisting in Hamas's "dead baby strategy". This bias is intolerable and violates UNRWA's own policies on neutrality. When will this outrage be brought to an end? Christopher Gunness, spokesperson for the...

U.S. State Department Affirms Support for 5 Million ‘Palestinian Refugees’

http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/05/30/u-s-state-department-affirms-support-for-5-million-palestinian-refugees/ In the wake of a Senate amendment requiring the United States to quantify how many Palestinians receiving U.S. aid were displaced after the Israeli War of Independence and how many are only descendants...

Condemnations Lead to Quiet, and UNRWA Exposed

Arab affairs expert Bassem Eid joins VOI's Josh Hasten to provide in-depth analysis of many issues affecting the Palestinians. First, in relation to last week’s attack in Duma, which left an 18-month-old Palestinian baby dead, Bassem says that the support...

UNRWA, the State Department, and the Uses of English

Just a few days ago I wrote here about “Leopoldo Lopez, John Kerry, and the Uses of English.” My point was that the State Department’s tepid reaction to the outrageous and farcical “trial” of...

PLO and Hamas call on UNRWA to seek new funding sources

http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3854-plo-and-hamas-call-on-unrwa-to-seek-new-funding-sources The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to seek new funding sources. The call has been made...

Why Canada should not restore funding to UNRWA

As the world’s largest multilateral institution, founded to promote international peace, security, co-operation, and human rights, the United Nations is an important vehicle for achieving Canadian foreign-policy objectives. However, as Minister of Foreign Affairs...

Exposing the Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Charade

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/11/exposing-the-palestinian-refugee-charade/print On May 24th, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a resolution virtually certain to create a controversy in Washington, D.C. The Kirk Amendment, named after its drafter, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), authorizes the State...

Op-Ed: Exploding for Decades: UNRWA needs More, More, More

The European Union's Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Christos Stylianides, made a heart-rending call in New York City on Tuesday (echoed in this EU media release press release) for: "donors to increase their efforts to mobilise extra funds to support UNRWA...