Posts Tagged ‘UNRWA’

UNRWA to Biden administration: ‘zero tolerance’ for antisemitism

Days after resuming US funding for the troubled UN agency that administers to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, the Biden administration says it has the commitment of UNRWA to “zero tolerance” for antisemitism, racism or discrimination. “UNWRA has made clear their rock-solid commitments to the United States on the issues of transparency, accountability, and neutrality […]

UNRWA and the Unique Treatment of Palestinians Prevents Peace

Palestinians pass by the gate of an UNRWA-run school in Nablus in the West Bank, August 13, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Abed Omar Qusini. As news of President Biden’s decision to renew funding for UNRWA broke, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini was speaking at a UN event on “Delivering Critical Assistance for Palestine Refugees.” Ironically, Lazzarini’s […]

America Has Made a Serious Mistake on UNRWA

View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. JNS.org – The Biden administration’s regressive decision to include $150 million for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as part of its restoration of more than $200 million of financial […]

Israeli Envoy to UN Slams US Decision to Resume Aid to UNRWA Refugee Agency Dedicated to Palestinians

Palestinians pass by the gate of an UNRWA-run school in Nablus in the West Bank, August 13, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Abed Omar Qusini. Israel’s envoy to the UN on Wednesday reacted angrily to the US State Department’s announcement that it was restoring aid to the Palestinians — including a $150 million sum for a UN agency […]

Canada deepens probe into UNRWA’s anti-Israel school textbook materials

A February report by IMPACT-se shows that educational materials for Palestinian students have not been changed to be less anti-Israel since UNRWA promised it would tweak them back in November, when the UN organization in charge of Palestinian relief came under investigation for the materials. Last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to answer […]

Protests By Outraged Refugees Close UNRWA Food Distribution Points in Gaza

[Gaza City – The Media Line] Dozens of Palestinian refugees protested outside the headquarters of the United Nations agency for refugees in the southern Gaza governorate of Khan Younis on Sunday, to express their rejection of the ongoing cuts to the agency’s services and of its recent decision to implement a unified food basket system […]

ZFA Statement on latest UNRWA revelation

The Zionist Federation of Australia expressed disappointment but no surprise about the latest UNRWA revelation. In January 2021, a report issued by IMPACT-se, which examines school books, found that text books produced by UNRWA staff contained material rejecting peace with Israel and encouraging violence. In the face of widespread concern, UNRWA said it ‘deeply regrets’ it occurred, that it […]

Report reveals UNRWA continues anti-Semitic hate, incitement in schools

Browse > Home / News / Report reveals UNRWA continues anti-Semitic hate, incitement in schools February 19, 2021 by JNS Read on for article 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 […]

New Watchdog Report Claims UNRWA Lied About Removing Hate Speech and Incitement From Educational Materials

View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. A new report by a watchdog group claims that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants, has not removed incitement and hate speech […]

Pointing to COVID-related economy, UAE says it will not fund UNRWA in 2021

Browse > Home / News / Pointing to COVID-related economy, UAE says it will not fund UNRWA in 2021 February 10, 2021 by JNS Read on for article The United Arab Emirates says it does not plan to fund the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, this year […]

UNRWA textbooks under scrutiny by EU Parliament committee

Browse > Home / News / UNRWA textbooks under scrutiny by EU Parliament committee February 9, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Palestinian textbooks provided by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) came under scrutiny during a recent hearing of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. Palestinian students affiliated with UNRWA in the […]

Canada probes UNRWA funds over textbooks for promoting hate

Canada will investigate its contributions to UNRWA following a report that the refugee agency for Palestinians uses textbooks that incite hatred and violence, Canada’s International Development Minister Karina Gould announced. Gould said she was “deeply concerned” to learn that educational materials UNRWA gave Palestinian children during coronavirus-related lockdowns “contained references that violated UN values of […]

ZFA comment on new UNRWA revelations

Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler said he wasn’t surprised by the revelations. “UNRWA teachers have been Hamas members and supporters of violence against Israeli civilians. UNRWA schools have been used as staging grounds and storage facilities for terrorists. Indeed, UNRWA has long had a role in maintaining the conflict against Israel and there […]

Australian Government Probes UNRWA After Watchdog Report Reveals Antisemitic Educational Materials

View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. The Australian Department of Foreign Trade and Affairs (DFAT) will investigate antisemitic and inflammatory educational materials used by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), after a […]

Study Finds UNRWA Educational Materials Replete With Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Hate, Incitement

View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. A new study of educational materials used by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which serves Palestinian refugees, has found that the materials contain anti-Israel and antisemitic racism, encouragement […]

Activists and Experts Demand German Transparency on UNRWA Support

View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. JNS.org – The Jerusalem-based Center for Near East Policy Research held a Zoom seminar this week in order to share research about the prevalence of anti-Israel hate education as an official part […]

UNRWA mobilises efforts to maintain refugee services

UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is mobilising efforts to raise funds needed to maintain its services offered to Palestine refugees. Adnan abu-Hasna, spokesman of the UNRWA, said on Saturday that the international organisation is preparing to hold an international conference in Rome next Thursday to discuss its crisis. Due to the […]

US funding cuts for UNRWA, the legacy of a failed American dream

Last month’s decision by the Trump Administration to substantially cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has cast a dark shadow over the lives of the 5 million refugees it supports. UNRWA and the impact it has had on the Palestinian cause have been debated, but there’s little doubt that its services matter.  It […]

Palestine refugees: ‘Return us to our homes before closing UNRWA’

Sayyid Kul has been unemployed for more than 11 years. He has six daughters. All of them are students and study at UNRWA-run schools. He depends on UNRWA food aid to survive and receives, along with his family members, medical care in UNRWA-run clinics. “If UNRWA shuts down,” he added, “all the Palestinian refugees would […]

US to continue aid to UNRWA if changed school books

American administration has proposed UNRWA changes its school textbooks in order to continue to receive US donations, Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said the US proposed two amendments to the textbooks that includes abolition of all references to the right of return and issue of refugees in general, as well having no […]

UNRWA calls on US not to politicise its aid to Palestine refugees

Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza Matthias Schmale called on Monday on US not to politicise its aid to international organisation which serves Palestinian refugees. During a protest staged by thousands of UNRWA employees in front of the UN office in Gaza, Schmale said: “It is not acceptable that the US politicises the aid offered to us.” He […]

‘Without UNRWA we have nothing’: Palestinian refugees speak out against US aid cuts

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank — Palestinians in Bethlehem’s Aida refugee camp have expressed their mounting anxiety over a US decision to slash funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Earlier this month, the US State Department informed UNRWA that it would be withholding over $100 […]

UNRWA ‘aid’ is aid only in the lexicon of Orwellian newspeak

As has been amply reported in mainstream news, US president Trump has dramatically reduced US ‘aid’ to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. This, we are correctly told, deals a devastating blow to the principal agency supporting Palestinian refugees. But the money is, nonetheless, aid, right? […]

Without UNRWA I wouldn’t be alive today

It is regrettable that the most basic human needs of millions of Palestinian refugees are now being used as a weapon in the Trump administration’s political assault on Palestinians. On January 16, the administration decided to withhold $65 million of a planned $125 million in US funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency […]

Report that Belgium will pay 3 years of UNRWA aid up front is incorrect

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 19 January 2018 On top of cuts of $65 million announced last week, the Trump administration reneged on a $45 million pledge to fund emergency food aid from UNRWA for some of the most vulnerable Palestinian refugees. Ashraf Amra APA images Belgium got a lot of positive press when media […]

UNRWA faces challenge upholding its mandate in the light of U.S. budget cuts

nsnbc : UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl praised the United States for having supported and helped fund the UNRWA since the 1950s but stressed that […]

Trump cut causes "worst financial crisis" in UNRWA history

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 17 January 2018 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, second from right, said “she had the chance to talk with girls and women about their lives, their hopes and their dreams,” when she visited an UNRWA school in June. She recently demanded a total cut in US funding for […]

UNRWA starts cutting aid to Palestinian refugees

UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has started cutting aid offered to Palestinian refuges in the Middle East, informed official told Safa News Agency. The official revealed the UNRWA sent 100 refugee workers in Amman away as part of its plan to rationalise its spending. About the reason for the cuts, the official said that […]

Trump’s Threat to Defund UNRWA Could Cost Israel as Much as the Palestinians

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Tunnel underneath school in Gaza: UNRWA condemns neutrality violation

nsnbc : The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) condemned the violation of neutrality after it discovered yet another tunnel underneath one of […]

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