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  • UN Blasted for Giving Rockets Found in Gaza School to Hamas

    07/26/2014 4:39:03 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | July 25, 2014 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations is facing tough criticism and allegations of major misconduct after caches of rockets were found hidden at a UN-run school in Gaza before reportedly being handed to terrorists, sparking a global scandal that threatens to further undermine the credibility of the dictator-dominated world body. Making matters even worse, after being found, the U.S. taxpayer-funded UN “Relief and Works Agency” (UNRWA) handed the deadly rockets over to Hamas, the terrorist group that runs Gaza with an iron fist and hides behind Arab civilians while firing thousands of rockets into Israel. Now the global outfit is complaining that its...
  • Israel Calls Out UNRWA for Claiming IDF Shelled School UNRWA's claims that an evacuation of a Gaza

    07/24/2014 8:30:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/24/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel on Thursday called out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed in an Israeli attack, reports the Washington Free Beacon. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility. UNRWA released a statement claiming, “UNRWA had been attempting to negotiate with the [IDF] a pause in the fighting during which they would guarantee a safe corridor to relocate...
  • FIFTEEN Palestinians Dead After Hamas Refuses to Allow Civilians to Escape Shelter

    07/24/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today at least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school in northern Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemned the attack. The IDF said it was looking into the matter. Last night the IDF told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. But Hamas refused to let the civilians leave the area.
  • Hamas Terror Tunnels: What Did the UN Know and When Did It Know It?

    07/25/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Roger Simon
    Amidst news the Israelis have turned down secretary of State Kerry’s latest, apparently Qatar-inspired, ceasefire, not to mention the other day’s nauseatingly familiar anti-Israel fusillade from the mega-Orwellian UN Human Rights Council, comes word that Hamas had been planning a gigantic attack on Israel this September via its dozens of tunnels.From the Gatestone Institute [1]: Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today [2] by the Israeli daily Maariv.The Hamas...
  • IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties ___ UNRWA blamed for civilian deaths

    07/25/2014 5:27:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 24, 2014 6:01 pm | BY: Adam Kredo
    However, in an unusual move late Thursday, multiple IDF sources rejected UNRWA’s claims and characterized them as outright falsehoods when reached by the Washington Free Beacon. “For two days we were trying to move people out of that school in particular and the Beit Hanoun area in general,” said an IDF official who was involved in the interactions between the IDF, UNRWA, and International Red Cross (ICRC) leading up to the incident. The official continued: “This morning we sought a cease-fire in the area and a humanitarian evacuation of civilians, but Hamas refused—because they wanted to keep civilians in the...
  • At least 15 dead in Israeli shelling of Gaza school: Health Ministry

    07/24/2014 9:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reuter ^ | 07/24/2014 | BY NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI AND DAN WILLIAMS
    Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750. Israel Radio said, without citing a source, that most of those killed at the United Nations school were children. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on the incident reported as a truce between the Jewish state and Hamas-led Islamist guerrillas remained elusive, despite intensive attempts at mediation.
  • IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties

    07/24/2014 7:43:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Israel is calling out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed today. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility. UNRWA—which has been under fire in recent days for allowing Hamas to use its facilities to store rockets—released a statement claiming: “UNRWA had been attempting to negotiate with the [IDF] a pause in the fighting during which they...
  • UN Chief ‘Outraged’ Over Rockets at UNRWA Schools

    07/24/2014 12:06:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Wednesday that 20 rockets found hidden in a United Nations school in Gaza had gone missing and directed the world body to deploy experts to deal with the situation, Reuters reports. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, found the rockets in one of its vacant schools a week ago. It found a second batch in a vacant school on Tuesday, but said in a statement that because staff were withdrawn quickly, they were “unable to confirm the precise number.” […] Ban “expresses his outrage and regret at the...
  • Diplomat: UN Gave Hamas Rockets to the Palestinian Government

    07/21/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    United Nations officials handed Hamas missiles found last week in a U.N.-run school in Gaza to the Palestinian government, according to a Western diplomat familiar with the case who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. At least 20 rockets were discovered last week in a Gaza school run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which operates several schools in Gaza and elsewhere. Israeli officials claimed on Sunday that the weapons were given back to Hamas, but Western sources familiar with the case say that they were turned over to “local authorities” working under the Palestinian unity government
  • UNRWA Gives Rockets to Hamas

    07/20/2014 12:04:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 7/20/2014, 8:28 AM | Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin
    The UN agency for Palestinian Arab “refugees,” UNRWA, has caused outrage by apparently giving rockets to Hamas. On Thursday, UNRWA confirmed that 20 rockets had been found in one of its vacant schools in Gaza. UNRWA staff said last week that they had “informed the relevant parties and successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects.” However, Channel 2 reports Sunday that—rather than destroying the rockets—UNRWA workers called Hamas to come remove them. …
  • Understanding UNRWA

    07/17/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT · by OddLane
    The National Interest ^ | July 17, 2014 | Alexander Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky
    The Palestinian refugee issue has been around since 1948. UNRWA, the United Nations institution dedicated to their preservation, has been in existence since 1950. With the recent re-approval of UNRWA’s mandate for more than three years, it is worth asking: how long have Western policy makers understood that UNRWA was a tool for Palestinians and Arab states to perpetuate the “refugee crisis” and that Palestinians would never accept anything except repatriation to Israel, an attitude that guarantees hostilities in perpetuity? The answer is, since the beginning. That is why after more than sixty years, British diplomatic documents on UNRWA and...
  • 'Growing Stream' of Gazans Flee Homes as IDF Prepares to Strike

    07/13/2014 2:47:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    The UN's special refugee agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, reported Sunday that about 4,000 residents of northern Gaza have fled their homes after the IDF told them to do so, starting last night. In addition, about 850 Palestinians with foreign nationalities are leaving Gaza through the Erez checkpoint. Three hundred of these had already done so by the early afternoon. Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets on border areas in northern Gaza, calling on the citizens to evacuate their homes before noon Sunday as it prepared to bomb the area. The IDF warned that those who do not obey their instructions will be...
  • The Self-Inflicted Palestinian Victimhood

    04/30/2014 6:01:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 29, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The Self-Inflicted Palestinian VictimhoodPosted By Joseph Puder On April 29, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Palestinians are viewed on some college campuses in North America as victims of Israel, largely thanks to organizations such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and their Islamist allies.The professional propagandists in groups such as SJP are relying on provocative imagery in their attempt to portray Israel as the oppressor. This is patently false when considering the facts. The picture of an Israeli tank facing a Palestinian rock thrower, painted by SJP and...
  • 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...