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U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA
Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/18 | Elad Benari

Posted on 01/06/2018 7:44:39 AM PST by Eleutheria5

The United States administration froze a $125 million grant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN’s agency for “Palestinian refugees”, which was supposed to be delivered on January 1, Channel 10 News reported on Friday, citing three Western diplomats.

The amount frozen is one-third of the annual funding the United States provides the organization, according to the report.

The three diplomats, who asked to remain anonymous because of the political sensitivity of the issue, told Channel 10 the grant had been frozen until the end of the reexamination of U.S. aid to the Palestinians, which began in recent days. According to the diplomats, officials in the administration have informed UN officials in the past two days that President Donald Trump is considering cutting this amount completely and could even increase the cut to $180 million, which would be half the total U.S. funding for UNRWA.

The cutting in the UN funding to UNRWA is a U.S. sanction against the organization, which has come under strong criticized from both the United States and Israel, as well as against the Palestinian Arabs, in an attempt to pressure them to renew peace talks with Israel.

News of the freezing of the grant came as a meeting took place in the White House discussing the cutting of aid to the Palestinian Authority and to UNRWA.

The meeting followed Trump's tweets earlier this week in which he expressed doubt over the usefulness of American aid to the Palestinians, given their refusal to resume peace talks with Israel.

The United States is the largest single donor to UNRWA, providing approximately a fourth of the organization's budget.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fundingtheleft; grant; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; palestinians; refugeeresettlement; refugees; terrorfunding; unitednations; unrwa; waronterror; win; winning
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Now how will they keep Palestinians holed up in refugee camps indefinitely? Who will pay for the childrens' hate lessons? What about the redundant ration cards? Huh? How can Trump be so cruel.
1 posted on 01/06/2018 7:44:39 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

SO not tired of winning. I read that ISIS is going after the Pali leaders in Gaza for not being able to stop Trump’s relocation of our embassy. This is all great stuff.


2 posted on 01/06/2018 7:48:40 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom not more government)
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To: Eleutheria5

Love our Pres Trump.........


3 posted on 01/06/2018 7:50:16 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Eleutheria5

Indefinite freeze on 100% foreign aid to any country. Spend money inside US borders.

Wait for cries of “isolationist” from butthurt world leaders. Spurn them.


4 posted on 01/06/2018 7:50:30 AM PST by chief lee runamok
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To: Eleutheria5

Still not tired of WINNING!


5 posted on 01/06/2018 7:52:14 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Eleutheria5

Suspend all this foreign crap until our Wall is FINISHED!! 10 years mt A$$!!


6 posted on 01/06/2018 7:55:39 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: Eleutheria5

Awww……that mean old Pres. Trump. After all these years, we don’t want our Fake Friends in the UN to stop biting the hand that feeds them.

On the bright side, if the President keeps cutting these anti-American hand-outs, he will soon have saved enough to build the Trump Wall.


7 posted on 01/06/2018 7:59:38 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Eleutheria5

Interesting.


8 posted on 01/06/2018 8:00:49 AM PST by Ciexyz (I'm conservative & traditionalist, a nationalist and patriot.)
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To: Eleutheria5
WINNING!

Of course, the fake media are too busy examining Trump's claims of being a "genius" to pay much attention to what is actually going on.

9 posted on 01/06/2018 8:02:55 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Eleutheria5

Both Israel and Trump would be better off taking that 125 million and paying the Palis to leave Gaza for greener pastures, say in Sinai.


10 posted on 01/06/2018 8:11:35 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Delusional - Adjective, Describes a Democrat or member of the MSM)
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To: SamAdams76

Refugees from what? The Six Day War? That’s like me saying I am a refugee from the 1914 Reggio-Messina earthquake.


11 posted on 01/06/2018 8:12:00 AM PST by MGG
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To: Eleutheria5

This how you play hardball against our enemies not against law-abiding American citizens the way you-know-who did...


12 posted on 01/06/2018 8:14:44 AM PST by SteveinSATX (Anti-liberalism 24/7)
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To: Eleutheria5; Donald J Trump
The amount frozen is one-third of the annual funding the United States provides the organization,

Freeze the other two thirds. Why are we borrowing money and giving it to foreigners?

13 posted on 01/06/2018 8:15:30 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Eleutheria5

It is not even questioned that the PA’s want to kill or drive the Jews into the sea. Their feelings for us infidels is just behind their feelings for Jews.

It’s also been proven they can’t be paid for peace with land or money.

Cut every dime to them forever!


14 posted on 01/06/2018 8:27:05 AM PST by umgud
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To: Eleutheria5

“the grant had been frozen until the end of the reexamination of U.S. aid to the Palestinians,”

Make that a very slow and thorough reexamination. 30 years or so sounds about right.

L


15 posted on 01/06/2018 8:29:02 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: chief lee runamok

Including Israel. We don’t need it, don’t want it, and don’t like it, speaking strictly for myself.


16 posted on 01/06/2018 8:30:23 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Genesis 12:3King James Version (KJV)
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.


17 posted on 01/06/2018 8:39:49 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Eleutheria5

President Trump drives another stake into the corruption that masquerades as the UN. A few more stakes and it will be time to leave.


18 posted on 01/06/2018 8:43:07 AM PST by upchuck (Keep a sharp lookout. The best is yet to come.)
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To: Eleutheria5

UNWRA...

just another wing of the PLO/PA/HAMAS/HIZBOLLAH/Islamic Jihad and a myriad of other terrorists all pretending to provide aid to the PLO, Paleostinians.


19 posted on 01/06/2018 8:45:11 AM PST by Netz ( and looking for a way ti IMPROVE mankind.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Money talks! So does the withdrawal of money. Only problem is that the Iranians might start supporting the Paleostinians. Yes, despite the Sunni-Shiite split.


20 posted on 01/06/2018 8:47:20 AM PST by dennisw (Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action)
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