Blinken Conditions UNRWA Funding on Palestinian Education Reform

(Jerusalem Post) Haley Cohen - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed Tuesday that the Biden administration's renewal of funding for UNRWA, the refugee organization for Palestinians, is conditional on anti-Israel and anti-Jewish education reform. He told the Senate Appropriations Committee, "We're also determined that UNRWA pursue very necessary reforms in terms of some of the abuses of the system that have taken place in the past, particularly the challenge that we've seen in disseminating in its educational products anti-Semitic or anti-Israel information. So we're very focused on that." He added that the State Department would be "looking very, very carefully" at the mechanisms that UNRWA says it has in place in order to address problematic educational materials.

2021-06-10 00:00:00

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