Trump admin announces UNRWA funding cuts

Trump’s Decision To Cut UNRWA Funding Is The First Step Toward Middle East Peace
by Jonathan Greenberg
January 17, 2018

The United States has taken the welcome step of cutting half of our planned $125 million in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. UNRWA, which provides aid to Palestinians displaced by the Israeli War of Independence and their descendants, has been referred to as “one of the greatest obstacles to peace.” Despite the jeremiads who believe U.S. aid is charity untethered to policy outcomes, this is a peace-encouraging  development toward dismantling UNRWA entirely, folding its operations into those of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and ending international maintenance of the Palestinian “refugee crisis” now reaching into its fourth generation. READ MORE

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