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Daily Archives: November 9, 2005

Apply the Principles of UNHCR to the Operation of UNRWA

The UNHCR Model The international community and most specifically the supporters of The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, have for half a century countenanced a situation...

Alan Dershowitz’s View of Peace

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz has written The Case for Peace (Wiley and Sons, NYC, 2005), soon to be translated into Hebrew, that is based on commonly held assumptions about the Middle East. The surprise...

Israel Asks for UNRWA in Gaza to be absorbed by the PA

FM Shalom meets with new UNWRA commissioner (Communicated by the Foreign Minister's Bureau) 7th November 2005 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom yesterday (Sunday, 6 November) held his first meeting with United Nations Works and...

U.N. Agency Balks At Transferring Duties To Palestinians

A U.N. agency dedicated to the welfare of Palestinian Arabs is resisting Israel's suggestion that it hand over some of its responsibilities in Gaza to the Palestinian Authority. The idea was raised by Israel's foreign...

UNHCR will not Handle the Descendants of Refugees… Unlike UNRWA

This information was secured from Brenda Goddard, who is with the legal department at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva: If a refugee situation continues for a long period of time -- as for example it has...