Democrat Congresspeople including Chicago’s own Jan Schakowsky implore Trump to continue flow of US taxpayer funds to UNRWA

102 Congress Members Urge Trump: Don’t Cut Funds to UN Palestinian Aid Agency
by Amir Tibon
February 9, 2018

A coalition of 102 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday urging him not to cut U.S. funding of the U.N. agency in charge of assisting Palestinian refugees and their descendants in the Middle East. The letter was initiated by Reps. Peter Welch of Florida and David Price of North Carolina, and all the members who signed it are from the Democratic party…Slashes to URNWA, they write, will reduce Washington’s ‘ability to help the Israelis and Palestinians reach a two-state solution. READ MORE

J STREET New Congressional Letter Pushes Back Against Trump’s Dangerous Freeze on UNRWA Funds [I’m NOT a J Street Supporter but here’s their questionable argument that freeze “could further destabilize the region”]


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