Tuesday, April 10, 2012

targeting UNRWA

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which I have mentioned before, could hardly be a more benevolent organization. It has been providing for the Palestinian refugees from just after the establishment of Israel to the present time. The  58 refugee camps it maintains are a reminder of the fact that millions of people are still prevented by Israel from returning to the towns from which they were evicted.

Obviously, these camps are facts on the ground which Israel would love to see eliminated and it should be no surprise that the Jewish state has done all it can over the years to oppose funding for UNRWA.

I just received a notice from UNRWA that it will not be able to run the summer games for Palestinian youth that it has conducted for the past six years due to a shortage of funds.

In the United States, U.S. Representative Illeana Ros-Lehtinen is continually acting for Israel in calling for the elimination of funding for anything having to do with the Palestinians, UNRWA in particular. Israel, however is the beneficiary of billions of dollars annually agreed to for ten year periods and then gets additional gifts on top of it.

This is testimony to the control of U.S. foreign policy in Israel/Palestine by the Israel lobby.

You might consider donating to UNRWA on your own, as I do. It's the least an American citizen can do to counteract the capture of the Congress.

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