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Defunding UNWRA Was Long Overdue



The Trump administration is taking action to finally stop financially supporting the Palestinians and their terrorism against the State of Israel by defunding The UN’s Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA). This bureau was established by the UN’s General Assembly after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war to give all sorts of relief and aid to Palestinian refugees who fled the conflict to neighboring countries where they still linger, smoulder and hate. We will be cutting off nearly $300 million in annual payouts to that useless group after decades of support.

America has castigated this useless operation for its failed practices and most importantly rejected the criteria by which that group defines Palestinian refugees. The agency confers refugee status not only on original so called “Palestinia” refugees but on their millions of descendants. And of course they insist on the “Right of Return” for these uncountables which if carried out would destroy Israel from within. In addition to defunding this fraudulent group, to his credit, President Trump declared this Right of Return nonsense to be dead in the water. It took 70 years for us to wake up. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley questioned Palestinian claims to a “right of return” to modern Israel saying to that world body that this hot button issue should be taken “off the table.” It was. Case closed.

In addition, UNRWA has an abominable record of ties to terrorism. Its schools, paid for largely with American funds teach Palestinian children to hate and kill Israelis. According to a study by the Middle East Forum and others, the texts used in the hundreds of schools under the auspices of the UNRWA in Judea, Samaria and Gaza reinforce the deadly anti-Israel incitement fed to Palestinian kids by the Palestinian government.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has called often in the past for UNRWA to be “dismantled.” Just last July he accused the organization of inciting against Israel while doing nothing to actually help the plight of these refugees. He asked why they needed a specific body when the UN High Commission for Refugees has already helped tens of millions of other displaced persons since WWII.

In addition to the slash of all aid to UNRWA, the State Department under Mike Pompeo, announced another bombshell move by Trump. His spokeswoman, Heather Nauert said that aid money to the PA, “does not provide value to the US taxpayer.” following a White House announcement that it planned to slash more than $200 million in overall aid to the Ramallah government. Trump’s bold move was in response to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and his fellow thugs’ reflection of our own and Israeli peace overtures So, in one fell swoop our 45 President has come to the conclusion that it no longer is of any value to take our taxpayers’ money and continue to support terrorism. What welcome news for all Americans and Israelis. Something to think about when you cast your next vote is November.


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  1. Isaac

    09/07/2018 at 4:33 pm

    I don’t know what to make of Donald Trump! On one hand he has made decisions and policies that have benefited the US and has proven that he does want America to be great again. On the other hand he has also made some assign ine decisions that have hurt and angered many Americans that made many people regret voting for him. I am a Gay, Jewish American that have supported and stood behind Trump on his policies on Israel. He has been the ONLY president that has gone out of his way to stand behind Israel and continues to right all the wrongs of The United Nations have made against Israel. It take a lot of b***s to stand up to the UN. In that respect I will stand behind Trump. My issue with Trump is his policies against the Gay Community, woman’s rights and some of the ridiculous decisions he’s made by choosing the hateful individuals for his cabinet. How is it possible that a person can be two complete opposites in the same body? It’s like Jackle and Hyde. I am totally horrified with the thought that Trump can be so bigoted plus the influences of Pence and his cronies. What do they gain by being so hateful?

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