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The Australia Government will not withhold funding to United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), but will continue to make representations to UNRWA management to ensure funding is spent in a “targeted” way, Senate committee has heard.
Australia has opposed a bid by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to look into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories.
With its decision to declare Israeli settlements in the West Bank legal, the US is saying to the Palestinians that the longer they wait to return to negotiations with Israel, the more costly it will be for them. Watch veteran Israel broadcaster and analyst Ehud Ya'ari's full remarks.
It is the perfect time for Australia to review its sizeable contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), following the departure of its director-general Pierre Krahenbuhl.