Ed: 43: February/2018
For UNRWA's patronage sustains two key factors that prolong the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the ideology of "refugees", and their ever-inflating numbers.
Picture a Palestinian leader in the twilight of his reign. Besieged on all sides and challenged by younger upstarts, he lashes out against Israel, his Arab brethren, and the United States. Other Palestinian officials jockey to replace him, convinced he's past his prime. This is how it ended for Yasser Arafat... It may well be how it ends for Mahmoud Abbas.