Sunday, September 23, 2018

UNRWA: Overview and Policy Critique

UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees – was founded as a humanitarian agency but has subordinated its role as a service provider to a political agenda. It is the only UN...

The Palestinian Refugees on the Day After “Independence”

On September 2, 2010, Israel and the PLO relaunched negotiations for a political settlement to resolve their conflict, with America providing sponsorship, pressure, and go-between services, and with Egypt and Jordan providing political backing. Among...

A Hard Look at an Agency in Trouble

UNRWA, founded as a humanitarian agency over half a century ago, has subordinated its role as a service provider to a political agenda. The only UN agency dedicated exclusively to one group of refugees, it operates...

Palestinian Rights Activist Exposes U.N. Duplicity At Relief and Works Agency

The scam perpetrated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency ever since 1949 has finally been exposed. Defining itself as “a relief and human development agency,” its jurisdiction extends only to Palestinian refugees...

US calls on UNRWA to ‘uphold neutrality’ after call to boycott ‘Post’

The State Department is calling on personnel at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to “uphold its stated policy of neutrality,” after its spokesman, Chris Gunness,...

Gauging UNRWA’s Purpose on its 65th Anniversary

On April 18, two roadside bombs exploded in the Gaza Strip. Neither of the IEDs planted by Salafi jihadists opposed to Hamas rule in the enclave caused serious damage, but both explosions targeted United...

UNRWA’s Self-serving Agenda

Since June 1967, operations in the West Bank and Gaza by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have been carried out in accordance with an explicit...