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EU parliament pledges to continue funding UNWRA, calls on Trump to renew pledge
EJP / Exclusive to JNS
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini pledged continued support for the organization, arguing that UNRWA “provides the political space toward achieving a peace deal and building a Palestinian state.”
Sarah N. Stern
The reasons why America needs to stop supporting UNRWA
Given the deeply entrenched institutional biases of the United Nations against Israel, we can expect that UNRWA will soon find other donors. But that doesn’t mean that the United States, which had by far been the largest donor nation, has to continuously foot the bill.
Think tank offers $1 million to UNRWA after Trump cut, proposes reforms to agency
The Middle East Forum think tank announced that it is offering a $1 million donation to UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated to Palestinian refugees, following a $65 million funding cut by the U.S.
US withholds $65 million from UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, calls for changes
The U.S. on Tuesday announced announced a major cut in its current funding of UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated solely to Palestinian refugees, while calling for reforms to the organization.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense
You don’t have to be supporter of President Donald Trump to understand that he is right to demand that if the Palestinians want U.S. money they must, at the very least, come back to the negotiating table and cease funding and fomenting terror. It isn’t so much a case of “America First” to demand that recipients of U.S. largesse cooperate with U.S. policy, as it is one of common sense, writes JNS Editor in Chief Jonathan S. Tobin.
US State Department denies report of UNWRA aid freeze
The U.S. State Department has denied a report that $125 million in American funding to UNRWA has been frozen.