Skip to comments.U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA
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 UNs 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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SO not tired of winning. I read that ISIS is going after the Pali leaders in Gaza for not being able to stop Trumps relocation of our embassy. This is all great stuff.
Love our Pres Trump.........
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.
Still not tired of WINNING!
Suspend all this foreign crap until our Wall is FINISHED!! 10 years mt A$$!!
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.
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.
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.
Refugees from what? The Six Day War? That’s like me saying I am a refugee from the 1914 Reggio-Messina earthquake.
This how you play hardball against our enemies not against law-abiding American citizens the way you-know-who did...
Freeze the other two thirds. Why are we borrowing money and giving it to foreigners?
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!
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.
Including Israel. We don’t need it, don’t want it, and don’t like it, speaking strictly for myself.
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.
President Trump drives another stake into the corruption that masquerades as the UN. A few more stakes and it will be time to leave.
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.
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.
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