EU cuts its UNRWA budget by 40 percent

May 17, 2022 by  
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The European Union’s 2022-24 UNRWA aid budget will be 40% lower than during the previous three-year period, the E.U. announced last week. Read more

Biden administration remains ‘deeply blind’ to inherent flaws of UNRWA, say Mideast experts

January 9, 2022 by  
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The U.S. State Department’s Population, Migration and Refugees Bureau ended 2021 with another payment to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), a move some experts have criticized as wrongheaded and in line with an eagerness to blindly reverse policies put forth by the Trump administration. Read more

At donors conference, Israel warns UNRWA is the problem, not the solution

November 17, 2021 by  
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Several countries came together in Brussels yesterday to state political and financial support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as Israeli officials warned that UNRWA is the problem, not the solution and that it propagates antisemitism and terrorism in its classrooms. Read more

Report: UK cuts UNRWA funding by more than 50 percent due to incitement

November 11, 2021 by  
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Britain has cut its funding of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees by a little more than 50 percent, according to a report in The Guardian. Read more

Watchdog group asks UNRWA to reveal names of staffers suspended for incitement

October 28, 2021 by  
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A watchdog group called on the U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees to reveal which employees were recently suspended for allegedly inciting antisemitism and violence. Read more

European-funded organisation trains PA teachers using texts lauding terrorism

October 7, 2021 by  
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The A.M Qattan Foundation funded by several European countries has trained teachers in the Palestinian Authority while using texts that promote and support terrorism, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported. Read more

UNRWA chief makes urgent appeal for funding, says agency risks ‘collapse’

October 4, 2021 by  
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United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) chief Philippe Lazzarini warned on Friday that due to a severe funding crisis, the organization faces collapse, AP reported. Read more

EU will defund UNRWA for using PA textbooks inciting Jew-hatred

October 4, 2021 by  
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The European Parliament has threatened to block €20 million in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) – unless substantive positive” changes are made by the next academic school year to Palestinian Authority (PA) textbooks used in UNWRA schools. Read more

European Parliament demands changes in UNRWA’s Anti-Israel Curriculum, or lose EUR 20m

September 29, 2021 by  
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) must change the anti-Israel curriculum taught in its schools or lose funding from the European Union. Read more

UNRWA: Opportune time to hold UNRWA accountable

September 19, 2021 by  
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees has faced a difficult week. Read more

IINZ lodges ombudsman complaint over New Zealand funding hate

September 8, 2021 by  
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The Israel Institute of New Zealand (IINZ) has lodged a formal complaint to the ombudsman over funding of hate. Read more

After Hamas blocks UN from inspecting terror tunnel under Gaza school, Israeli envoy calls for freeze Gaza UNRWA funding

August 12, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Ambassador to the US and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and to the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, UN Under-Secretary-General Philippe Lazzarini demanding action after UN officials were barred by Hamas from inspecting a UNRWA school in the Zeitoun neighbourhood of Gaza. Read more

Biden’s reward to UNRWA for bad behaviour

July 21, 2021 by  
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The United States transferred $135 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday. Read more

US transfers $135 million in aid to UNRWA

July 20, 2021 by  
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The United States transferred $135.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday, after signing a framework agreement with the refugee agency on July 14. Read more

IINZ calls for immediate halt to NZ funding of hate and incitement

June 11, 2021 by  
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The Israel Institute of New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand government to stop funding hate and incitement. Read more

UNRWA Gaza chief to take leave of absence amid uproar over Israeli airstrike remarks

June 4, 2021 by  
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The Gaza director of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will be taking a “long leave of absence,” a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday, according to Hebrew media reports. Read more

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Trump administration would have given Israel free reign to defend itself’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was dispatched to Israel by U.S. President Joe Biden this week in the direct aftermath of an acute conflagration highlighted by 11 days of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas on Israeli population centres and pinpoint Israeli airstrikes on Hamas installations in Gaza in retaliation. Read more

UNRWA Gaza director backtracks on interview about Israeli war actions

May 27, 2021 by  
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Gaza director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Matthias Schmale accused NGO UN Watch and the press on Wednesday of “blatantly manipulating” comments he made in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 two days earlier. Read more

America has made a serious mistake on UNRWA

April 12, 2021 by  
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The Biden administration’s regressive decision to include $150 million for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as part of its restoration of more than $200 million of financial aid to the Palestinians symbolizes its deeper refusal to recognize the gargantuan obstacle this agency has placed in the way of resolving their ongoing conflict with Israel. Read more

Report reveals UNRWA continues antisemitic hate, incitement in schools

February 19, 2021 by  
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School material distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) continues to glorify Islamic jihad and incite violence in 2021 despite promises by UNRWA that the hateful content would be removed by last November, revealed a report published on Wednesday. Read more

Do-gooders who do bad – NGO problems exposed at AIJAC webinar

December 7, 2020 by  
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With terrorism and antisemitism ever-present threats, the latest webinar from the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) featured NGO Monitor Vice President Olga Deutsch, whose topic was “Following the Money Trail: An Insight into the Funding of Terrorism and Antisemitism”. Read more

UNRWA says it has run out of funds, cannot pay employees

November 11, 2020 by  
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Monday that it has run out of funding to pay the salaries of its staff across the Middle East. Read more

Australia halves UNRWA contribution

October 9, 2020 by  
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In this week’s budget for 2020-21, the Australian Federal Government has halved its contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Read more

UNRWA communications director to address pro-BDS conference

September 11, 2020 by  
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The communications director of the U.S. office of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) is scheduled to address a conference next week hosted by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). Read more

UNRWA head resigns over misconduct allegations

November 8, 2019 by  
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The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced his resignation on Wednesday, following allegations of sexual misconduct, nepotism, retaliation, discrimination and other abuses of authority. Read more

UNRWA raises less than a tenth of annual budget in international fundraising event

June 27, 2019 by  
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A fundraising conference held by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Tuesday raised over $110 million from 35 countries, enough to allow the refugee agency, which has been struggling since the Trump administration cut its funding last year, to stave off an immediate budget crisis. Read more

Hamas endorsement of UNRWA elections underscores the agency’s inherent flaws

June 16, 2019 by  
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Following the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) union elections in Gaza on April 24 and the publishing of the results mid-May, various terror groups, including the Islamic Jihad, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Hamas, have endorsed the new leadership of UNRWA’s union of teachers and administrators. Read more

What’s on and off the table when it comes to Middle East peace

September 2, 2018 by  
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Long eluding his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has not shied away from attempting to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has called the “deal of the century”…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Legislation aims to make U.S. aid to Palestinian refugee agency contingent on reform

August 2, 2018 by  
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New legislation introduced in the U.S.Congress recently is seeking to make American aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA)—the U.N. refugee agency that is solely dedicated to the Palestinian refugees—contingent on reform…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Trump exposes UN hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel

July 26, 2018 by  
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President Trump has challenged United Nations (UN) member States to put their money where their mouths are in a hard-hitting speech delivered by US Permanent Representative to the UN – Ambassador Nikki Haley – at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East on 24 July. Read more

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