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.