Let’s start doing our spying the old-fashioned way and cancel diplomatic passports to our enemies. Embed or spies in place, of course it’s dangerous but that is why spies signed up for the job, that and the money.It’s time to completely abolish the United Nations.
This is long overdue. Only among the “Palestinians” is “refugee” status passed down to children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Millions of people were displaced after World War II, but they moved elsewhere and got on with their lives.
Not the “Palestinians,” because they were and are a weapon of the jihad.
The Back story:
The US is stopping its funding for a UN organization that helps Palestinian refugees, calling it an “irredeemably flawed operation.”
America has contributed almost 30% to the total budget of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
The latest move means the agency will no longer get nearly $300m (£231m) of planned support.
The US state department attacked the “fundamental business model and fiscal practices” of the UNRWA, and the “endlessly and exponentially expanding community of entitled beneficiaries”.
The agency expressed “deep regret and disappointment” at the decision and strongly rejected the Trump administration’s criticism of its operations.
The move ends decades of US funding for the agency and comes a week after the country slashed bilateral aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza despite international concerns over deteriorating humanitarian conditions there.
Look no further than the U.N. Mission statement to see that this organization can’t handle it’s own mission. (Source)
President Trump could have cut more.
In 2016, the US donated $355m (£275m) to the UNRWA, which provides healthcare, education and social services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, and it was set to make a similar contribution this year.
In January, the Trump administration released $60m (£45m) in funds but withheld a further $65m (£50m) it had been due to provide.
The US state department said: “When we made a US contribution of $60m in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden of UNRWA’s costs that we had assumed for many years.
“Several countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Sweden, Qatar, and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) have shown leadership in addressing this problem, but the overall international response has not been sufficient.”
The agency hit back, saying its “programs have a proven track record in creating one of the most successful human development processes… in the Middle East”.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly backs the US decision, with his office quoted as saying: “Israel supports the move because UNWRA is one of the main problems perpetuating the conflict.”
America’s decision comes as President Donald Trump and his Middle East advisers, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, are set to come up with a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians.
And the humanitarian funding decision could lead to Palestinian suspicions that Washington is using it as leverage.
The Palestinian leadership has been hostile to any proposal from the Trump administration, claiming it is bias in favor of Israel.
It attacked Mr Trump’s decisions to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December and to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv in May.
The Palestinian Authority broke off contact with the US after the Jerusalem announcement.
Please see the entire announcement below.
The United States has long been the biggest single donor to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, known as UNRWA, donating more than $350 million to the agency in 2017.
In January this year, the United States said it would withhold $65 million, from an initial installment of $125 million it was expected to hand over to UNRWA at the start of the year.
The US said it wanted UNRWA to reform and believed other countries should increase the amounts they contributed to the agency.
“When we made a US contribution of $60 million in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden of UNRWA’s costs that we had assumed for many years,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement Friday.
“Several countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Sweden, Qatar, and the UAE have shown leadership in addressing this problem, but the overall international response has not been sufficient.”
Nauert criticized the agency’s business model and fiscal practices as “unsustainable” and having been in “crisis mode” for many years.
“The United States will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation,” she said.
“We are very mindful of and deeply concerned regarding the impact upon innocent Palestinians, especially school children, of the failure of UNRWA and key members of the regional and international donor community to reform and reset the UNRWA way of doing business.”…