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  • Hamas Upset with Textbooks that Recognize ‘Zionists’

    02/11/2014 9:32:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Hamas has taken issue with new textbooks introduced by the UN’s relief agency and which recognize “the Zionists.” […] “We denounce the publication and distribution of syllabus in UNRWA-run schools without the approval of the ministry of education and higher education,” the ministry said in a statement quoted by Ma’an. The statement added that such curricula “do not fit the culture of our Palestinian society, and its meant to brainwash Palestinian students and convince them to accept the Zionist enemies while they continue to kill our people, carry out more oppressive procedures, Judaize the holy city (Jerusalem) and build the...
  • U.S.-funded U.N. camps teach Palestinian kids: Jews are ‘wolves’

    07/23/2013 12:03:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A video has revealed that youth camps run by a United Nations body and funded in part by the United States teaches Palestinian children to hate Jewish people. The camps are run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency and are targeted to children, Israel National News reported. A documentary of camp activities called “Camp Jihad” and produced by the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research shows that some Palestinian children may be receiving an anti-Israel message. …
  • Not Everyone in the Middle East Hates Israel (my title)

    12/19/2001 7:29:22 AM PST · by mmmmmmmm....... donuts · 4 replies · 550+ views
    Jerusalem Report ^ | December 31, 2001 | Michael Rubin
    In the safe haven of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Jews and Israel are remembered fondly,if increasingly vaguely. "THEY CALL That lack of restraint?" the former Iraqi army officer exclaimed, while watching the BBC’s coverage of the Al-Aqsa Intifada on satellite TV last winter. "If this demonstration were held in Baghdad, there’d be 10,000 bodies in the street," said the Arab from Baghdad who now teaches in Iraqi Kurdistan. Almost 4 million people live in the safe haven of northern Iraq. A de facto autonomous region, it has been administered by the Kurds since 1991 when Saddam Hussein withdrew his administration in ...
  • Op-Ed: From the Hebrew Press: Refugee Fraud

    07/01/2012 2:50:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Maariv, in translation in Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/12 | Ben Dror Yemini
    The U.S. Senate recently passed a precedential decision regarding refugees, UNRWA and the Palestinian Arabs.... ..... This paradox is known to anyone who has eyes in his head. It has many causes. One is the strange definition of an UNRWA refugee as those who: “... were in the territory of Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and lost both their homes and livelihoods as a result of the Arab- Israeli conflict.” But over time their descendants also came into the framework, and strangely enough, and contrary to the definition, those who were not needy in the first place, and...
  • Palestinians: US refugee bill may delay peace

    06/05/2012 5:16:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-5-12 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    06/05/2012 04:36 Legislation would force State Department to differentiate between Palestinian refugees and descendants of refugees. WASHINGTON – Palestinian advocates are warning that a new US Senate amendment dictating a reporting requirement on the issue of Palestinian refugees could set back efforts to reach a peace deal. The amendment to a bill, recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, mandates that the secretary of state must report how many of the Palestinians serviced by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency fled or left homes in Israel during the War of Independence and how many are only their descendants. Related:...
  • Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

    04/03/2012 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/12 | Gabe Kohn
    Israel announced Tuesday it will launch an international awareness campaign highlighting the historic injustice done to Jews from Arab countries. Following the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948 numerous Arab countries expelled their Jewish citizens and seized their assets - forcing them to become refugees in Israel. Foreign ministry officials note that 850,000 Jewish refugees lost billions of dollars in assets and were forced to begin anew in Israel with only what they could carry on their backs. The officials added that while Arabs nations have perpetuated the status of "Palestinian refugees" in their nations for generations in...
  • Op-Ed: The Poor Palestinians

    02/13/2012 2:25:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/12 | Ted Belman
    The Arab League has instructed its members to deny citizenship to Palestinian Arab refugees (or their descendants) “to... protect their right to return to their homeland”. Read how they are treated by their brothers.
  • The Poor Palestinians

    02/12/2012 6:54:17 AM PST · by tedbel · 5 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Feb 12/12 | TED BELMAN
    In case you thought the title was referring to the Palestinians living in Gaza, or even Judea and Samaria, you’d be wrong. From my vantage point, these Palestinians have it pretty good, whether in relation to Palestinians living elsewhere, even in Jordan, or to Arabs generally, living in Egypt or Turkey. “Palestinian” is a name given to Arabs after the ’67 War, who lived or did live in the area known as Palestine during the Palestine Mandate and afterwards right up to the present and includes their descendants even if such descendants never set foot in the area known as...
  • Palestine, Back to the Future

    01/29/2012 2:13:07 AM PST · by tedbel · 3 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | January 29/12 | Ted Belman
    There was a time when the lands now known as Israel, (including Judea and Samaria and Gaza), and most of Jordan were called “Palestine”. In fact, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 declared “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”. There followed considerable cooperation between the Jews, represented by Chaim Weizmann and the Arabs living in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, and Jordan, represented by Emir Feisal. As a result, the Feisal-Weizmann Agreement was signed in January 1919, in which it was agreed that the Jews would get the lands lying west...
  • Holland May Cut Funds to UNRWA

    12/13/2011 1:39:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Holland is reviewing its policy of funding the UNRWA agency for Arab ”refugees," which treats them differently from other refugees. In reply to a question from Speaker of the legislature Hans Ten Broke, Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal said the government will “thoroughly review” its annual contribution of approximately $30 million, according to the European Jewish Press. Holland is the sixth largest contributor to the United Nations agency, which was set up to deal with Arabs, most of whom were encouraged to flee Israel by Arab countries who promised they would quickly return after the anticipated annihilation of Israel in the...
  • UNRWA-Bedein Controversy Rages On - Part III: No Retractions

    08/06/2011 4:54:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/11
    A heated argument is going on via Arutz Sheva between Christopher Gunness, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency created especially for the Arab "refugees") spokesman in Israel, and David Bedein, head of the Israel Resource News Agency, Center for Near East Policy Research in Jerusalem, about whether UNRWA bears responsibility for programs that promote destroying Israel at UNRWA-aided schools. The story: David Bedein wrote an op-ed for Arutz Sheva claiming UNRWA sponsored programs were based on implementing the "Law of Return", even through violence. UNRWA's spokesman vehemently denied it. ..... .....
  • "UNRWA - Connected to Hamas and Bad for the Refugees"

    08/01/2011 10:25:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/11 | Yoni Kempinski
    Researchers at the Center for Near East Policy Research have produced a new documentary film entitled “Palestinian Refugee Policy: From Despair to Hope.” The film shows just how deeply Hamas has penetrated UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency), the UN agency specializing in providing aid to PA Arabs. The film does this by using school posters and interviews with UNRWA teachers to highlight how the ideal of killing Israelis—rather than working for peace—has come to dominate a UN agency. “The system of indoctrination in the Palestinian schools and summer camps run by UNRWA is contrasted with what goes on...
  • UNRWA and UNHCR: From hopelessness to hope

    07/28/2011 5:09:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/27/2011 | ADI RABINOVITCH AND NOAM BEDEIN
    UNRWA could use its resources to create a better future instead of relegating the descendants of the 1948 war to another generation in limbo. Talkbacks (7) There are 1.6 million people in the Gaza Strip, most of them in UNRWA (United Nations Relief Works Agency) “refugee” camps. With support from more than 35 major Western democracies, UNRWA could be dealing with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip from a strictly humanitarian point of view, and not as a political organization that maintains refugees in “temporary”camps for 63 years under the promise of return to villages from 1948 that no longer...
  • Remove UNRWA's mandate on June 30

    06/29/2011 6:39:56 PM PDT · by forty_years
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 6/29/2011 | Gary Gerofsky
    ... Arab people would be a lot better off were they to concentrate on utilizing the expertise, the business connections, the great educational opportunities, the friendship and the scientific knowledge of their neighbours in Israel. Is this possible in a world where they are taught to hate Jews? No. Does UNRWA think that isolating Palestinians, keeping them as poster children of oppression, and teaching them to hate their neighbours represent a sound strategy? Yes. ...
  • UNRWA Director Backtracks on 'Right of Return' Criticism

    11/03/2010 3:03:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 11/3/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An UNRWA director has apologized after his comments on the “right of return” led to a backlash. Andrew Whitley, the outgoing head of UNRWA's New York office, had said that the Arab world's focus on “return” to Israel was a “cruel illusion.” On Wednesday, Whitley said he had realized his previous statements were “inappropriate and wrong.” The statements do not reflect UNRWA's views, he said. He sent a written apology to UNRWA headquarters, saying, “I wish to put this letter on the public record out of concern that what I said in Washington could be interpreted in ways that negatively...
  • NY UNRWA: Time for Arab Nations to Absorb 'Refugees'

    10/31/2010 9:17:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 10/31/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    The outgoing director of the New York office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency has angered Jordan after stating it is time for Arab nations to absorb their brethren who are “refugees” from the 1948 war. Andrew Whitley stated that Palestinian refugees must not live in the illusion of achieving the “right to return” and that the Arab countries must search for a place for them in their lands to resettle there. When UNRWA began its operations providing aid and services to the Arabs living in Israel in 1949, there were approximately 700,000 who qualified as “refugees.” Today,...
  • At Your Town Hall Meeting This Summer

    08/09/2010 9:52:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 1 replies
    JINSA ^ | August 9, 2010 | :
    In January 2010, the Canadian government announced that its aid would be redirected from UNRWA to "specific projects in the Palestinian Authority that will ensure accountability and foster democracy in the PA." The total amount of money was the same, but the president of Canada's Treasury Board said, "It is now being redirected in accordance with Canadian values." In the U.S., House Resolution 5065, known as the UNRWA Humanitarian Accountability Act, was introduced in Congress in April 2010 (it has 26 co-sponsors) to help ensure that the $267 million American tax dollars spent on UNRWA is spent in accordance with...
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on Israel's announcement on Gaza

    06/23/2010 3:20:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies ^ | June 20, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 20, 2010 Statement by the Press Secretary on Israel’s announcement on Gaza The President has described the situation in Gaza as unsustainable and has made clear that it demands fundamental change. On June 9, he announced that the United States was moving forward with $400 million in initiatives and commitments for the West Bank and Gaza. The President described these projects as a down payment on the U.S. commitment to the people...
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting

    06/09/2010 5:54:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 144+ views ^ | June 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting Oval Office 11:58 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Be careful, careful. Before I begin, I know that there was just a vote in the United Nations Security Council. I'm going to comment on that separately. I don't want to detract from the topic at hand here. So for reporters who are interested in that issue, I...
  • Turkey's Two-Faced Aid For Gaza

    06/04/2010 8:40:13 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 217+ views
    Forbes ^ | 06.04.10 | Claudia Rosett
    From the fury with which Turkey's leaders are demanding carte blanche access for aid to Gaza, you might suppose the Turkish government had exhausted every available route for pouring its own bounty into the Palestinian enclave. Think again. While Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan whips up passions about Israel stopping a blockade-busting "aid" flotilla, his own government has racked up a record as one of the cheapskates of Gaza relief. United Nations records show that if Gaza has been lean on aid from Turkey in recent years, it's not because Turkish relief donations have been blocked by the Israelis....
  • Jewish-Arab Center Prof: No Such Thing as Palestinian Refugees

    02/08/2010 9:11:48 AM PST · by Tigen · 12 replies · 620+ views
    INN ^ | 2-8-10 | Hillel Fendel
    ( Prof. Nitza Nachmias of the Jewish-Arab Center in Haifa University says that if it wasn’t for UNRWA and its half-billion dollar annual budget, the Palestinian refugee problem would have been solved long ago. “In essence,” she told Arutz Sheva’s Shimon Cohen on Sunday, “there’s no such thing as Palestinian refugees. If people would stop calling the places in which they live ‘refugee camps,’ then they would see that these places are just like villages and towns anywhere else, and the inhabitants are totally rehabilitated… Refugee camps are like the maabarot [in which Israel housed its hundreds of thousands of...
  • United States to Donate $40 Million to UNRWA (0bama is funding terrorists and breaking America)

    02/05/2010 5:56:52 AM PST · by Tigen · 37 replies · 2,155+ views
    Israel National News ^ | February 5, 2010
    <p>The American funding comes despite a report commissioned by the European parliament, which showed that Hamas terrorists have been chosen by the agency's labor union to oversee its Gaza facilities, which was part of a Canadian decision last month to stop its UNRWA funding.</p>
  • Lords of Chaos: The Kremlin’s Arms Merchants

    10/31/2009 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 691+ views
    tna ^ | 09.03.09 | Patrick Krey
    “There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every 12 people on the planet. The only question is: how do we arm the other 11?” said the gun-running protagonist in the 2005 Nicolas Cage film Lord of War.  The filmmakers based that character in part on real-life weapons dealer Viktor Bout, a former Soviet officer turned arms merchant on the black market. But was he just a businessman seeking a quick profit, or is there more to the story? The New American has previously reported on Bout’s ties to Russian intelligence, as well as his...
  • Putting First Things First – Solving the Arab Refugee Problem

    08/12/2009 1:20:00 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 4 replies · 533+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | August 12, 2009 | Ruth King and Rael Jean Isaac
    The Rogers Plan of 1969, like all subsequent and ill-fated efforts to resolve the Arab-Israel conflict, tabled the issue of the Palestinian "refugees," leaving it for "final status" negotiations. "It is our hope," said the Rogers Plan, "that agreement on the key issues of peace, security, withdrawal and territory will create a climate in which these questions of refugees...can be resolved as part of the overall settlement."   But this is to put first things last. As the passage of time has made abundantly clear, the issue of "refugees" remains the defining obstacle to any reconciliation in the region. Pretending...
  • Some highlights of Islamofascism "news" (July 7, 2009)

    07/07/2009 3:11:43 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies · 503+ views
    Geert Wilders’ Speech in CopenhagenGates of Vienna, 15 June 2009...The problem is that the injunctions in the Koran are not restricted to time or place. Rather, they apply to all Muslims, in any period. Another problem is that Muslims also regard the Koran as the word of Allah. Which means that the Koran is immune from criticism.Apart from the Koran, there is also the life of Muhammad, who fought in dozens of wars and was in the habit of decapitating Jews with his own sword. The problem here is that, to Muslims, Muhammad is ‘the perfect man’, whose life is...
  • Wilson Center and 'Anti-Israel' propaganda--(Used program on UNRWA to attack Israel)

    06/25/2009 9:35:50 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 219+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/22/09 | Carol Greenwald
    Are the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s programs on Israel so one-sided as to violate the center's congressional mandate for objective research? The center held an April 24 panel discussion on the United Nations and the Palestinian refugees, and the role of the United Nations World Relief Agency (UNWRA), to "reflect on the contribution that the agency has made to the prosperity and stability of the Middle East." This event ignored the view, held by members of Congress, among others, that the UNWRA prolongs the conflict by tolerating anti-Israel incitement in its schools and subsidizing "refugee" descendants. The center's hijacked UNRWA...
  • Dissolve the UNRWA

    05/06/2009 4:20:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 300+ views ^ | May 05, 2009 | Joseph Puder
    In this difficult economic climate, as American citizens are seeking ways to cut costs, the U.S. government must consider ways to eliminate waste. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is not only a wasteful expenditure but, unbeknownst to most U.S. taxpayers, this U.S.-funded agency serves as an incubator for Arab-Palestinian terrorists. In the 60 years of its existence, UNRWA has done little to rehabilitate and settle the Palestinian-Arab refugees and much to foster incitement, hate, and terror against Israel. The dominant position held by the 57 members of Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in the United Nations...
  • ROS-LEHTINEN ET AL.: Cut off Relief Agency

    03/31/2009 4:26:16 PM PDT · by dervish · 2 replies · 289+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/26/09 | Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
    For six decades, the United States has voluntarily contributed billions of dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which was created strictly to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees. In return for our generous investment, UNRWA subverts our laws, aids violent Islamist extremists, propagandizes against our ally Israel and in favor of Hamas, and works with banks targeted by the United States for money laundering and terrorist financing. As our nation faces growing economic challenges, Congress must cut off funding to UNRWA and use our foreign aid to advance, rather than undermine, American interests and values.
  • Billion Dollar Bailout--($900+ Million to UN for Gaza!)

    02/26/2009 8:53:39 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 580+ views
    JINSA | February 25, 2009
    JINSA Reports JINSA Report #: 863 Not mortgages, auto manufacturers, banks or Wall Street. Rather $900 million U.S. taxpayer dollars (in addition to $85 million pledged in December) to bail out Hamas in Gaza. Secretary of State Clinton didn't say it that way, of course, but announced the U.S. contribution as emergency humanitarian aid for Gaza. "None of the money will go to Hamas, it will be funneled through NGOs and UN groups," said an administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Which agency? UNRWA, for one. This would be the same UNRWA that has been closely associated with Hamas,...
  • Why is John Kerry In Gaza?

    02/19/2009 9:37:48 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 22 replies · 405+ views
    American Thinker/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/19/09 | Yidwithlid
    In 2006 there was a Hamas attack on an American diplomatic convoy in Gaza. Since then the rule has been, US Government personnel were to avoid the Gaza Strip because there was no way to guarantee their safety without strong coordination with the terrorist group Hamas and the terrorist enablers UNRWA.........Today Senator John "Why the Long Face" Kerry, along with Congressmen Keith Ellison and Brian Baird are touring Gaza. They are being led around by UNRWA and their security is arraigned by Hamas, one thing is certain they are getting a skewed version of last month's events in Gaza. The...
  • U.N. Increasingly Critical of Hamas, Softening on Israel (& Cong. call for UNRWA audit)

    02/08/2009 10:34:04 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 705+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 07, 2009 | Joel Mowbray
    A United Nations agency's suspension Friday of aid into Gaza is the latest in a series this week of tougher stances against Hamas — in contrast to the U.N.'s criticisms of Israel during its battle with Hamas in Gaza in late December and January. The suspension of aid was in response to armed Hamas militants on Thursday stealing hundreds of tons of food intended for Palestinians by armed Hamas militants. Also this week, the U.N. reversed its earlier claims that Israeli Defense Forces had bombed a school in Gaza administered by the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA). On Tuesday,...
  • U.N.: IDF Did NOT Shell UNRWA School [Will media use headlines to correct previous false headlines?]

    02/05/2009 3:24:14 AM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 6 replies · 787+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 (updated Feb. 5, 2009) | Tova Lazaroff and Yakov Katz
    Feb 4, 2009 22:34 | Updated Feb 5, 2009 10:12 UN: IDF did not shell UNRWA school By TOVAH LAZAROFF AND YAAKOV KATZ A clerical error led the UN to falsely accuse Israel of shelling one of its Gaza schools in the Jabalya refugee camp during Operation Cast Lead, the international organization admitted this week. The site hit by an IDF mortar shell near a UN school in Gaza. For close to a month, the UN accused the Israel of hitting the educational compound ran by its Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, which was sheltering more than 1,300...
  • The Story Behind the "Fantasy " of an Israeli Bombing of the UNRWA School

    02/04/2009 11:11:58 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Camera/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/4/09 | Yidwithlid
    Perhaps the most difficult moment in the recent Gaza war occurred when the reports filtered out that Israel had bombed an UNRWA school killing 43 people, some of them students. The UN and the world media blasted Israel, saying that she deliberately targeted the school. Others, were quick to point out Hamas' record of using UN Schools as human shields, firing from the buildings so Israeli soldiers would injure/kill the schools inhabitants when returning the fire. The truth is, both sides were wrong. The UN School bombing was the Muhammad al Dura moment of the Gaza war. Israel didn't stike...
  • UNRWA: A Safe Haven For Terrorists In Gaza

    02/02/2009 3:57:43 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Last May, Awad al-Qiq, the headmaster of a UN run school in Gaza, a paid employee of UNRWA and science teaher, had more on his mind than teaching science to kids. He also applied his knowledge of science, as it was, to the science of making rockets for the terrorist group Islamic Jihad. Take note that this man was highly educated. His terrorist mindset was not shaped by poverty or a lack of education, but by Islamist indoctrination.
  • U.S. State Dept. Funding Hamas Terrorists Through UNRWA

    02/01/2009 11:44:27 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Members of Congress and foreign policy experts alike have urged for defunding of UNRWA. [United Nations Relief and Works Agency]. The lack of financial transparency, members of Islamist terrorist organizations on UNRWA's payroll, are only two of the legitimate reasons why UNRWA should be defunded. But the U.S. State Dept. has just increased by $20 million a financial aid package for the Hamas terrorist population in Gaza.
  • UNRWA Admits: IDF Didn't Hit School

    01/31/2009 7:30:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 667+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-31-09 | Maayana Miskin
    ( During the Cast Lead operation in Gaza, IDF tank fire near a United Nations school in Gaza was blamed for the deaths of dozens of civilians who had taken refuge in the building. The incident became one of the most highly publicized attacks in the war, and led to heavy international criticism. However, recent reports suggest that the incident was not accurately portrayed by senior U.N. Officials. John Ging, the director of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, spoke to the Toronto Globe and Mail last week and agreed that no shell had actually struck the...
  • Obama Provides Emergency Funds for Gaza ReliefFunds go to United Nations relief agencies

    01/31/2009 12:44:02 PM PST · by shielagolden · 33 replies · 1,153+ views ^ | 01/30/09 | Merle D. Kellerhals, Jr.
    Obama Provides Emergency Funds for Gaza Relief Funds go to U.N. relief agencies and Red Cross Washington — President Obama authorized the use of $20.3 million in emergency funding for immediate humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in the Gaza Strip, the U.S. State Department said. The announcement follows remarks by U.S. Middle East special envoy George Mitchell, who said, “President Obama has expressed the deep concern of the United States about the loss of Palestinian life and the humanitarian needs in Gaza” at a briefing in Ramallah in the West Bank on January 29. Mitchell is on...
  • UNRWA is the United Nations In-house Terror Group

    01/15/2009 9:53:46 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 259+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 1/15/09 | Yidwithlid
    This Morning Hamas terrorists fired on the IDF from the UNRWA compound. Israel fired back, wounding two workers. As you would expect UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, expressed "strong protest and outrage" at the reported shelling of the UN compound. For years, the UN has been sitting on it's "petards" trying to define terrorism so they can then call it a crime against humanity. What the United Nations has been missing this whole time is all they had to do is click their heels together three times and say, "there's no place like home," because one of their own organizations, the...

    01/14/2009 5:18:52 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Fox News /Yidwithlid ^ | 1/14/09 | Yidwithlid
    Remember that United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) that Israel bombed last week? Israel provided evidence that the school was being used by Hamas as a base for shooting mortars at Israel (see video below). Since that incident the UNRWA has snapped back at Israel saying that there is no way that there were terrorists in that school because there is NO WAY that UNRWA employs anyone from Hamas. Joel Mowbray of Fox asked UNRWA "Well How do you know that you don't employ anyone from Hamas?" He got the most comforting of answers. "We Make Them Promise" HOLY...
  • UN official says Gaza school was clearly marked

    01/06/2009 12:03:47 PM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 62 replies · 1,423+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 6, 2009 | Claudia Parsons
    A U.N. official in Gaza said a school where dozens of Palestinians were killed by tank shells on Tuesday was clearly marked with a U.N. flag and its location had been reported to Israeli authorities. John Ging, director of operations in Gaza for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, said the death toll in the Israeli artillery strike near the school in Jabalya refugee camp was 30 dead with another 55 people injured.

    01/12/2009 1:38:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 51 replies · 2,418+ views
    IsraelMFA via ^ | Added to December 12, 2009 | n/a
    "HAMAS MISSILES FOR ISRAELI FOOD" (Added January 12, 2009) VIDEO DESCRIPTION - QUOTE: IsraelMFA January 12, 2009 Israel gives food, medicine and electricity to Gaza citizens and gets rockets in return. Category: News & Politics Tags: Israel Hamas war rockets missile humanitarian aid children shield Gaza
  • IDF Inquiry: Hamas was Firing Mortars from the UNRWA School

    01/07/2009 8:57:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 693+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-7-09 | IsraelNN Staff
    ( An IDF investigation has found that Hamas fired mortars from the UNRWA school which was hit by an IDF bomb Tuesday. After the terrorists fired mortar shells from the school in Jebaliya , the IDF retaliated, killing Hamas terrorists as well as civilian adults and children who were used as human shields. At least 30 were killed by the IDF bombing. Proof has also emerged that the school was being used to store weapons. Secondary explosions were witnessed following the primary explosion from IDF fire. UNRWA is the United Nations' Relief Works Agency.
  • US congressmen demand UNRWA reform

    05/28/2008 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies · 164+ views
    A group of bipartisan US congressmen is urging reform in UNRWA, the UN body that deals exclusively with Palestinian refugees and their descendants, and calling for alternative solutions to the containment of refugees in squalid camps. "The Palestinian refugees have been used as political pawns for the past 60 years by people who don't want peace in the Middle East," said Congressman Eliot Engel (D-New York) at a meeting of international parliamentarians hosted last week by the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, a bipartisan pro-Israel parliamentary group. "The UN has been part and parcel of this conspiracy," he said. Engel, who...
  • Defund UNRWA

    05/19/2008 3:56:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies · 101+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2008 | Asaf Romirowsky
    A few days ago an Israeli air strike killed a member of a Palestinian missile team that had been firing rockets from Gaza. Now the United Nations has come out with an unusual statement of bewilderment and utter shock as the truth has come out. The dead man, Awad al-Qiq, was a U.N. employee and headmaster of a top prep school in Gaza. He was also the chief rocket-maker for Islamic Jihad. Mr. Al-Qiq — not surprisingly, a science teacher — worked for one of the schools run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the...
  • UN teacher by day … Islamists' chief bomb-maker at night

    05/06/2008 8:26:45 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies · 168+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 06 May 2008 | Adam Entous
    BY DAY, Awad al-Qiq was a respected teacher and headmaster at a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip. By night, he built rockets for Islamic Jihad. The Israeli air strike that killed the 33-year-old last week also laid bare his apparent double life and embarrassed a UN agency that has long had to reject Israeli accusations that it has aided and abetted guerrillas fighting the Jewish state. Students and colleagues, as well as UN officials, denied any knowledge of Qiq's work with explosives. And his family denied he had any militant links, despite a profusion of Islamic Jihad posters...
  • CAPTION THIS: A Palestinian Man and his Food

    04/09/2008 12:58:30 PM PDT · by Alouette · 28 replies · 37+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 9, 2008
  • UN gets 148 million dollars in US aid pledge for Palestinians

    03/05/2008 7:20:51 PM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 118+ views
    AFP ^ | 05 Mar 2008 | AFP
    The US government has pledged 148 million dollars this year to the UN refugee agency to aid Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and neighboring countries, both said Wednesday. The UN Relief and Works Agency said the amount includes 91 million dollars to UNRWA's fund for refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as well as 57 million dollars to its 2008 West Bank and Gaza emergency appeal. The statement on the UNRWA website follows a similar one on the US State Department's website. "This support is essential for improving the daily lives of Palestine...
  • What to Do About Gaza (Part II)

    01/25/2008 10:45:02 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 1,028+ views
    JINSA ^ | January 25, 2008
    Gaza looks just about hopeless these days, and indeed, President Bush basically wrote it off while he was in the region. But the problem of Gaza cannot be wished away and we are not comfortable consigning the Palestinians to life behind bars while Hamas takes Iranian money and works on bigger and more precise missiles with which to destroy Israel. Nor are we comfortable with ongoing military incursions and the social service "squeeze" that Israel has been forced into - even though we know the Israelis are doing their very best to limit the humanitarian crisis. The time has come,...
  • UNRWA and Palestinian Suffering

    12/01/2007 7:11:29 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 14 replies · 145+ views
    The Phony "Right of Return" Under international law, there is no such thing as a right of return. If your ancestors left France, or Russia, or anywhere else (regardless of whether they were forced out, or they just wanted to live somewhere else), then you have no right of return to France or Russia. Nor do your grandchildren. Nevertheless, UNRWA tells the "refugees" that they have a "right of return"” to Israel—that the grandchild of someone who moved to Tel Aviv to work as a janitor from 1946 to 1948 has a right to live in Israel, and to take...
  • Is November 29 a day to celebrate?-sole purpose of UNRWA, perpetuate the plight of the Palestinians

    11/27/2007 5:56:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 25+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-27-07 | CAROLINE GLICK
    There is a bit of perverse poetry in the fact that the Annapolis conference is taking place the same week as the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's resolution recommending that the British Mandate of Palestine be partitioned between a Jewish and Arab state. What the confluence of events serves to show is just how little has changed in the past 60 years. Both the 1947 UN resolution and the Annapolis conference are dedicated to the task of forcing the Jewish people to compromise their rights in a bid to appease Israel's neighbors who still 60 years on maintain...