Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The UNRWA uprising. Stage one

"​To understand what is behind the current ​marches and riots in Gaza, “for the Right of Return by force of arms,” look no further than UNRWA operations in Gaza," says David Bedein, Director of the Israel Resource News...

Addressing the root of the Palestinian refugee problem

Cash shortages at UNRWA distract from the wider issue: it is the lack of a diplomatic solution, not funding, that leaves Palestinian refugees vulnerable. In the end, it was the catastrophe that wasn’t. For a...

Bringing down UNRWA

Coincidence played a part in getting the truth out about UNRWA: Hard work made it available. I happened to sit next to someone from Trump's transition team in December 2016 at a conference in Jerusalemn and...

National Security Council (NSC) issues statement on UNRWA. We offer to brief the NSC

The White House National Security Council spokesman issued the following statement about UNRWA "The United States has supported the work of UNRWA and has been among its leading donors, having provided over $359 million in...

Should funding to UNRWA be made conditional on ending incitement?

A new comprehensive study by the Center for Near East Policy Research & the Israel Resource News Agency, commissioned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, highlights new Palestinian Authority school books used in UNRWA schools,...

Business as Usual with UNRWA

Business as usual is nicely defined as “Persistence in the ordinary course of events despite difficulties, morality, and other hindrances.” This month the Department of State published its “Framework for Cooperation Between the United Nations Relief...

Response to Jpost interview with the head of UNRWA

David Bedein Director Israel Resource News Agency Center for Near East Policy Research The interview conducted of UNRWA Director General Pierre Krähenbühl by Tova Lazaroff in the Jerusalem Post of Sept. 12, entitled "UNRWA HEAD APPEALS TO ARAB...

Senator to probe UNRWA funding

MONEY provided by Australia to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is being used “for evil purposes”, Senator David Leyonhjelm said last week. The Liberal Democrats Senator has pledged to “start asking some...

UNRWA Funding Cutoff: What Next?

On August 31, the State Department indicated that the United States was ceasing all contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency, the primary aid organization for Palestinian refugees. In addition to citing “the very...

Editorial: UNRWA reform, and a new beginning

For some, the thought of President Trump’s decision to withhold $65 million in pledged aid to a United Nations agency that provides food, housing, and education to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza...