Memo on renewal of US aid to UNRWA & PA education
Ever since the Biden Administration came into power in the U.S., it has been a foregone conclusion that the Americans will l renew funding to UNRWA and the P.A.
Ever since the Biden Administration came into power in the U.S., it has been a foregone conclusion that the Americans will renew funding to UNRWA and the P.A.
These are political decisions.
The question remains whether or not the U.S will place conditions on renewal of funding for both entities.
This does not only apply to the U.S – this applies to leading donor nations, such as Germany – the leading donor – that supply massive funds to UNRWA and the P.A. without any accountability or transparency
Ever since UNRWA adopted the school books of the P.A. as the official curriculum in their schools as of in August 2000, our agency has reviewed 1000 textbooks, none of which reflect a spirit of peace, despite the fact that a U.N. agency oversees these schools …at a time when the symbol of U.N. education is ‘Peace starts here’.
Most recently, the Bedein Center for Near East Policy conducted a briefing with the staff of the U.N. Secretary General and produced a dozen terrible examples of a war- like curriculum, at a time when UNRWA openly states that 58 percent of its budget is allocated towards education, with a curriculum is characterized by advocacy for war. See: https://israelbehindthenews.com/2020/08/26/the-unrwa-war-curriculum-israel-behind-the-news/
The question remains – will Germany, or any other donor nation demand that this curriculum be dropped? Will the U.S. ignore such a curriculum as it renews its funding to UNRWA and the P.A.?