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Aiding Palestinians after UNRWA

From UNRWA’s 1949 founding on, each US administration had ignored the agency’s central role in prolonging the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Others should also defund UN relief agency

The Trump Administration announced last month it would cease funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and divert US humanitarian aid through other channels. Australia and other donor countries interested in encouraging a genuine two-state resolution should seriously consider following suit.

Trump clarifies – he is backing a two-state solution

US President Donald Trump has just expressed in clearest terms his support for a two-state peace for Israel and the Palestinians.

Scribblings: Don’t buy UNRWA’s refugee definition spin

UNRWA is now trying to raise funds by presenting itself as an aid organisation simply supplying services to needy refugees – but the organisation is completely politicised, and completely married to the right of return, which would destroy Israel and is thus a major barrier to any peace deal.

The consequences of the UNRWA funding cutoff

The task of representing Palestinians against Israel should not be the responsibility of a humanitarian organisation

A Refugee Revolution?

UNRWA defines as refugees, not only those personally displaced during the Arab-Israeli wars, but also all their descendants, a definition that guides no other agency dealing with rest of the world’s refugees

Editorial: Refugees Forever?

The Trump Administration’s moves are clearly intended to pressure the Palestinian leadership, and transform a frozen and unpropitious status quo. While that may feel threatening to many Palestinians, it also provides an opportunity to improve future Palestinian prospects. 

Trump Administration withdraws funding from UNRWA

Last Friday the Trump Administration announced it would be withdrawing all US financial support from the agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA (the UN Relief and Works Agency). This Update is devoted to commentary on the US move...

Statement on recently announced US funding cuts to UNRWA

It has long been clear that, for anyone who wants a genuine and sustainable Israeli-Palestinian two-state resolution, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been part of the problem that prevents that from happening

A Trump Administration plan to shake up Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking?

This Update focuses on some new moves by the Trump Administration on the Israeli-Palestinian front which some observers are suggesting amount to an effort to rewrite the rulebook for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

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