Free the Palestinians: End UNRWA Funding

(The Hill) Shoshana Bryen - UNRWA is a huge impediment to actionable understanding in the Arab world - and among Palestinians - that Israel is a legitimate and permanent part of the Middle East. Making Israel real to people who delude themselves on that point is key to honest negotiations about the future of a Palestinian state. Unlike with the Palestinians, no one ever suggested Vietnamese refugees wait until the fall of communism in their homeland in order to return them there. Not even Syrian refugees in Europe are told they can't be resettled until the war is over and they return to Syria. Israel isn't going anywhere and it is lunacy for a UN agency to perpetuate the fraud that 1947 will come again. Today UNRWA claims about 30,000-50,000 original Palestinian refugees and 4,950,000 descendants of refugees. The writer is senior director of The Jewish Policy Center.

2018-01-09 00:00:00

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