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Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is leading an effort to craft a peace plan meant to launch negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to end the decades-long conflict. By –  Reuters The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. ...

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Trump To End Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, has quietly been trying to do away with the U.N. relief agency that has provided food and essential services to millions of Palestinian refugees for decades, according to internal emails obtained by Foreign Policy. By – Colum Lynch & Robbie Gramer His initiative is part of a broader push by the Trump administration ...

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The State Department Hiding Report: Only 20,000 Palestinian ‘refugees’ in the world, not 5.1 million

U.S. lawmakers pressure State Department to declassify Obama-era report on number of refugees from Israel’s War of Independence • Republican Senator Ted Cruz: Access to report will help Americans have a transparent debate on U.S. funding of UNRWA. By –  Günther Members of the U.S. Congress are demanding the State Department make public a key report that includes precise figures on the ...

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Australia ends direct aid to Palestinians due to stipends to terrorists

Australia has discontinued funding for the Palestinian Authority because of concern that the money is making PA payments to terrorists and their families possible, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday. By – Herb Keinon Canberra had allocated A$10 million ($7.4m.) to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recovery and Development Program, which went to the PA. “I ...

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Swedenstan worried about future of U.S. funds for Palestinian aid agency

The Swedish ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday he is concerned about the Trump administration’s plans to review funding for a humanitarian agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees. By – todayonline.com “My concern (is) that as we talk about region stability, withdrawing funding for UNRWA would be very negative both in terms of humanitarian needs of over 5 ...

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Israel Scores Moral Victory At UNESCO While Sweden Disgraces Itself

Tuesday, May 2, was a good day for Israel at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization but not such a good day for the Arab bloc and their allies. As Israel was celebrating its 69thyear of independence, the Arab bloc, instigated by the “Palestinians” and composed of dysfunctional nations like Lebanon and Sudan, submitted anti-Semitic resolution to UNESCO’s executive board ...

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