Arabs Ignore Palestinians' Plight

(Wall Street Journal) Marc Ginsberg - Arabs claim to be outraged by the Palestinians' plight, but in reality they have contributed little to the welfare of the Palestinian people. Except for Jordan, no Arab state has granted them citizenship. They remain stateless dependents of the UN. Of UNRWA's $340 million annual operating budget, the Arab states combined donate less than $5 million (or just under 2%), compared to nearly $90 million from the U.S. - well over 30%. Egypt gives only $10,000 per year, and the wealthy Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates collectively donate a paltry $4.5 million.

2002-08-13 00:00:00

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