This week, UNRWA discerned that the US will not allow UNRWA to use $330 Million that the US has allocated to UNRWA this year. Suddenly, UNRWA did not have enough cash to pay its 30,000 employees in 59 “temporary” refugee camps that were established for Arabs, who left their homes in the wake of the 1948 war.
The reason US holds back the funds is that UNRWA will not fulfill its side of the US-UNRWA memo of understanding from July 14, 2021, a diplomatic accord which requires UNRWA to excise the incitement from its school system as a condition to received renewed US funds, which were stopped on August 31, 2018.
However, the UNRWA spokeswoman made it clear in an interview with a Swiss media outlet that the organization would not make any move to change the UNRWA curriculum, which uses textbooks from the Palestinian Authority. UNRWA has made no pretensions that it will implement any of the commitments that it agreed to in this document:
Therefore, with the bipartisan backing of the US Congress, The US will now not allow for use of US funds by UNRWA.
By coincidence, there is a new development at the Palestinian Authority Curriculum Center, which oversees curriculum for PA and UNRWA schools.
UNRWA, which relies on the PA curriculum, this week republished a new 2023 edition of the 5th grade civics classroom text dedicated to the legacy of Dalal al-Mughrabi, commander Arab terrorists who landed in a boat on the beach of Maagan Michael natural reserve on Saturday afternoon, March 11, 1978
Following their landing, the terrorists encountered a nature photographer, Ms. Gail Rubin, an American citizen, the niece of US Senator Abe Ribicoff. And shot her dead. They then proceeded towards Israel’s Coastal Highway, took control over a cab and a bus, and later – over another bus.
The Arabs gathered all the passengers in one bus and continued southward towards Tel Aviv, while shooting along their way at other vehicles and also at several passengers inside the bus – according to the survivors’ testimony.
Near the Gelilot junction, north of Tel Aviv, the Israeli police managed to stop the bus and shooting started. Some of the terrorists burst out of the bus and shot policemen, while others shot the passengers inside the bus who tried to escape. The terrorists had rigged the bus and during the fighting detonated the explosives which turned the bus into a fire trap in which the passengers who had not managed to escape perished. 34 Israeli civilians were killed altogether, including 13 children.
Nine of the 11 terrorists were killed, including Dalal al-Mughrabi.
Two weeks after the original Dalal al-Mughrabi text was first provided by the PA for UNRWA schools in 2017, I accompanied our staff of translators and analysts to present this book of terror and our comprehensive study of UNRWA incitement to the senior staff of the recently installed UN Secretary General, António Guterres.
The meeting was facilitated by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Wiesenthal Center, and a recognized NGO at the UN.
UN Secretary-General Guterres contacted UNRWA in Jerusalem and asked for the removal of the textbook which glorifies Dalal al-Mughrabi. Except that the text was never removed.
The only difference now is that the new publication date is 2023:
A message that UNRWA will not budge.
On the day of the book’s republication, our news and research agency appeared at the PA – UNRWA curriculum center and purchased 100 copies. The idea is to provide the UN textbook with the picture of a murderer to every possible decision maker. Seeing is believing.
The US placement of funds for UNRWA in escrow until UNRWA changes its curriculum provides a model that 67 donor nations and 33 donor agencies can emulate.
DOES IT NOT MAKE SENSE THAT A UN SCHOOL SHOULD ASCRIBE TO VALUES OF THE UNITED NATIONS, AND NOT TO THE DIRECTIVES OF THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION?