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If Donald Trump dumped UNRWA it would be a miracle

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 29, 2017

Update January 6, 2018: Many good points in this op-ed at The Hill about getting rid of UNRWA.

Many of you may not know that the United Nations treats Arabs (so-called Palestinians), who lost the 1948 war with Israel, as a very special class of ‘refugee’ with their own very special UN agency called the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and we pay a huge amount of your tax dollars to keep it going.

Islam expands

Why am I showing this map of expanding Muslim military conquests? Because if one is going to argue that the Palestinian Arabs have a “right of return” to the land Israel now controls, can we argue that Christians and Jews have a right of return to all the lands Islam took from them by military force? Yes!

These ‘refugees’ (it is debatable about whether they are even legitimate refugees) are not cared for by the usual refugee agency—the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)—but have their own ‘camps’ (not camps, but cities) maintained partly by you as a perpetual thorn in the side of Israel.

If Arab countries really cared about ‘Palestinians’ and peace, they would have long ago absorbed the Palestinian Arabs, but in fact they are more valuable as thorns in Israel’s side then as humans.

Here an opinion writer at the New York Post argues that the Trump Administration should end US backing of UNRWA—turn off the spigot from the US Treasury to the UN agency! (emphasis is mine).

As the UN General Assembly voted to reject America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, US Ambassador Nikki Haley issued a stern warning: We’ll remember this the next time you come calling for more hard-earned American taxpayer dollars. Most nation-states called her bluff, leaving many to wonder what comes next.

If President Trump wants to use his financial leverage at the United Nations to strike at the heart of the anti-America, anti-Israel institutional infrastructure, he should look no further than the agency responsible for Palestinian refugees: the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

By most definitions, refugees are those forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence. Nearly every refugee in the world is cared for by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, whose ultimate goal is repatriation, resettlement and integration. The exception? Palestinian refugees. [Actually he is wrong about the legitimate definition of a refugee, who must prove persecution, war and violence have been added in by the refugee expansionist movement.—ed]

Arab states insisted on a different definition for Palestinian-Arab refugees of the Israeli War of Independence — and a different agency to care for them.

Today, millions of people are referred to as “Palestinian refugees” even though the only home they, and in many cases even their parents and grandparents, have ever known is either a refugee camp or an Arab host nation like Jordan.

Rather than use the billions of dollars of international assistance provided since 1950 to resettle and integrate Palestinian-Arab refugees — just as Israel successfully resettled and integrated Jewish refugees from the Middle East, North Africa and the Soviet Union — UNRWA’s mandate has always been to keep Palestinians as perpetual refugees.

In truth, it’s not a refugee agency but a welfare agency, which keeps millions of people in a permanent state of dependency and poverty — all while feeding Palestinians an empty promise that one day they’ll settle in Israel.

Yet the United States remains the agency’s largest single-state donor.

There is much more, click here.

Even a serious threat (from the Trump Administration) to cut off the funding to UNRWA might cause the Arab world to “welcome” their co-religionists to come live with them ending the cycle of  Middle East violence that is always blamed on Israel.  (Of course, I know it won’t end all violence because the Muslim sects will be at each other throats forever, and Islam will continue to seek expansion of territory that they stole from Christians and Jews.)

Every time I see some Lefty Muslim apologist claiming that Palestinian Muslims should have their land (or some Leftwinger claims that the Native Americans should have North America), that it is only fair, I want to ask then at what point in human history can we go back to where everything was FAIR!  What is that magical date in history when the world’s population was distributed fairly?  Make them tell you!

See my category ‘Israel and refugees’ by clicking here.  I haven’t written much for that category lately, but see that there are 163 previous posts archived.

10 Responses to “If Donald Trump dumped UNRWA it would be a miracle”

  1. Many Christian refugees are so poorly treated by Muslim UN staff or Muslim refugees that they end up getting little or no aid from the U.N. Assistance is not given according to who is in the most danger.

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  2. What about the refugees created in the 1967 war and the war on Gaza?

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  3. michellefromsandiego said

    Although I am conflating different definitions of immigrants and displaced peoples, imagine if all Americans with Irish ancestry were classified as refugees from England or if all Jews whose ancestors were refugees from 1492 Spain were cared for by a separate UN entity.

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  4. Mark Moore said

    “Because if one is going to argue that the Palestinian Arabs have a “right of return” to the land Israel now controls, can we argue that Christians and Jews have a right of return to all the lands Islam took from them by military force? Yes!”

    Actually No!

    First, UN General Assembly Resolution 194, although recommendatory in character and not binding under international law, recommended the right of return for “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.” (Article 11)

    Second, Israel was technically born on November 29, 1947 after the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews, allowing for the formation of the Jewish state of Israel. Accordingly, Israel is bound by the recommendations of its UN creator – and particularly after the lessons of WWII that condemned wars of aggression and territorial conquest.

    Third, by what kind of tortured logic does someone compare events 1,367 years ago (750 A.D.) when the Muslims established Caliphates in the Middle East and beyond, to modern, post-WW II history and the creation of Israel? Should we give America back to the Indians?

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Are you saying that Israel is not a sovereign country, but must do what the UN tells it to do for eternity? That is truly a scary thing to imply and why many of us advocate for the abolition of the UN!

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  5. Whitliz said

    It would be nice if Trump would cut off not only UNRWA, but the whole UN. I am tired of paying for their support of terrorism.
    If we look at Persia, Lebanon, etc… It is clear what has been going on. I found a speech from Paul Weston where he talks about using the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples and got to thinking about how it is applicable in the middle east. After reading through it I believe this idea has merit, not sure about it having functional legal teeth.
    http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwiB_YWwsq_YAhXr8YMKHbciAPMQFgglMAA&usg=AOvVaw2GK6XE6j77rXccT_O6eJHF
    Any ideas on how this could be used to help push back?

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  6. Whitliz said

    It would be nice if Trump would cut off not only UNRWA, but the whole UN. I am tired of paying for their support of terrorism.
    If we look at Persia, Lebanon, etc… It is clear what has been going on. I found a speech from Paul Weston where he talks about using the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples and got to thinking about how it is applicable in the middle east. After reading through it I believe this idea has merit, not sure about it having functional legal teeth.
    http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjCq52c5K3YAhUW3YMKHVkqBpgQFgglMAA&usg=AOvVaw2GK6XE6j77rXccT_
    Any ideas on how this could be used to help push back?

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  7. Bob Enos said

    This entire concept of aggrieved parties who lost their lands to conquests is ridiculous. I challenge anyone to name ONE country on earth that was not created as a result of military conquest – just one! It’s called the spoils of war. And what makes America unique, among all the world’s countries? It is arguably the ONLY country created by a revolution in which the army’s commander, at the conclusion of the war, resigned his army commission, stepped aside, and watched a Congress take over. His name was George Washington.

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  8. Great article

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