By Ken Abramowitz, founder and president, SaveTheWest.com
“President Trump wants to cut US funding for UNRWA! It’s unfair, and cruel! It’s sad to watch students hurt! Someone, do something!”
In reality, President Trump is very right indeed.
UNRWA (full name: “The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East”) was founded in 1949 to serve 750,000 Arab refugees created by the unsuccessful attempt of 5 Arab nations to destroy Israel. Almost simultaneously, 750,000 Jews were kicked out of Arab countries, most of whom went to Israel and were fully absorbed.
The Arab refugees, however, were not absorbed by their host countries, and now claim to number 5.3 million, due to an invented inheritance theory. Unlike the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), an agency that successfully reintegrates refugees, UNRWA is dedicated to only one class of refugees: Palestinians.
UNRWA is dedicated to perpetuating the misery of the so-called refugees by holding them as welfare prisoners, and mis-educating the children to seek a return to Israel, to their non-existent homes.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Hamas has taken over many of the UNRWA’s schools and summer camps — which are notorious for indoctrinating and militarizing children, teaching them that murdering Jews is a means of guaranteeing them respected places in paradise.
Here is a sampling of the documentation that has been in the public domain for more than ten years, regarding what goes on in — and even under — UNRWA schools:
UNRWA school teachers post Holocaust-denying videos, celebrate Hitler, by UN Watch, February 2, 2017.
Blame UN for brainwashed Palestinian kids, by Brooke Goldstein, NY Post, July 19, 2007.
Ban Ki-moon Overlooks UN Agency’s Complicity in Hamas War Crimes Targeting Palestinian Children, by The Lawfare Project, August 4, 2014.
On 65th Anniversary, Looking at UNRWA and its Hamas Ties, by Paul Alster, The Algemeiner, June 12, 2015.
Israel protests to UN after Hamas tunnel found under UNRWA schools in Gaza; Ambassador Danny Danon urges Security Council to unequivocally condemn terror group’s abuse of civilian infrastructure, Times of Israel, June 10, 2017.
Palestinians: We Have the Right to Poison the Minds of our Children, by Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute, March 29, 2017.
President Trump’s decision to stop using U.S. taxpayer money to enable UNRWA until it stops engaging in this behavior
The U.S. has supplied 35% of the UNRWA’s $1.2 billion dollar budget. Under President Trump, America has finally realized that these funds should be redirected to the countries that are hosting Palestinians.
Israel should take its share of funds in order to take over the school systems of the 500,000 Arab former refugees in Judea & Samaria, particularly those in eastern Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has proven to be as intransigent as Hamas. Both want Israel destroyed, pure and sample — and have been using the UNRWA schools to indoctrinate the next generation to view this mission as the purpose of their lives.
Therefore, President Trump and Israel should just make continuous positive changes to the status quo that can benefit Jews and Muslims alike. The UNRWA’s funding cut should be followed by other unilateral changes, every month, on a non-stop basis.
The enemies of America and Israel will get the message — and the sooner, the better!
UPDATE: UNRWA is seeking public donations — which it claims are tax-deductible
In response to President Trump’s plans to cut its funding until it stops engaging in its subversive behavior, UNRWA is now openly soliciting donations from the general public – which it claims are tax-deductible: