Washington’s Failure to Rein in UNRWA

General Assembly resolution 194 of December 11, 1948, offers two options, repatriation and resettlement, to achieve the reintegration of the Palestinian Arab refugees "into the economic life of the Near East." Yet,...

The UN’s refugee machine

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4254552,00.html The relations between Israel and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA ) have known ups and downs. It’s a story that features familiar UN politics, and most of all,...

Lessening UNRWA’s damage

http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=276842 Critics of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the organization tasked with oversight of Palestine refugees, have tended to focus on its sins. Its camps are havens for terrorists. Its bureaucracy is bloated...

How Many Refugees?

http://blogs.cfr.org/abrams/2012/06/20/how-many-refugees/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eabrams+%28Elliott+Abrams%3A+Pressure+Points%29 A general view of the Jenin refugee camp is seen near the West Bank city of Jenin September 6, 2011 (Courtesy REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini). Today the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (or PCBS) commemorated World...

PLO and Hamas call on UNRWA to seek new funding sources

http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3854-plo-and-hamas-call-on-unrwa-to-seek-new-funding-sources The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to seek new funding sources. The call has been made...

Exposing the Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Charade

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/11/exposing-the-palestinian-refugee-charade/print On May 24th, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a resolution virtually certain to create a controversy in Washington, D.C. The Kirk Amendment, named after its drafter, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), authorizes the State...

“Honey I lost the key”: What happened to the UNRWA two ton key on...

For the past four years, adjacent to the UNRWA headquarters the AL Aida refugee facility in Bethlehem hosted a two ton key rested on top of the entrance to Al Aida, which is shaped...

Where Did All the Billions of Dollars Given to the Palestinian Authority Go?

http://www.gloria-center.org/2012/06/where-did-all-the-billions-of-dollars-given-to-the-palestinian-authority-go/ Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says that his regime is short of funds. And meanwhile a reader asks me: “Can you please explain to me why 20 years after Oslo and billions in...

Showdown Brews Between Obama, Congress Over Accuracy of Count of Palestinian Arab Refugees

http://www.nysun.com/foreign/showdown-brews-between-obama-congress-over/87849/ A showdown is brewing in Washington over how the number of Palestinian Arab refugees is being counted, and it could be explosive. This is because numerical accuracy would undermine claims by the Palestinians that...

Palestinians Blackmail Washington over True Refugee Numbers

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/06/05/Palestinians-Blackmail-Washington The Palestinians are blackmailing Washington, claiming that a new amendment to a bill before Congress would prevent them from making a peace deal with Israel. The amendment calls for a true accounting of how...