If the entire PA leadership lives off an international welfare check that arrives only because the conflict still exists, there isn't much incentive for ending the conflict.
The Palestinian people, according to a recent study by the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, have received per capita, adjusted for inflation, 25 times more aid than did Europeans to rebuild war-torn Western Europe under the Marshall plan after the Second World War.
Most of these funds, according to the study, reached the Palestinian people through The United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
UNRWA is the only UN refugee agency dedicated to a single group of people, and the only agency that designates individuals as original refugees if they have lived in areas affected by the 1948 Arab-Israeli war for a minimum of only two years before being displaced. UNRWA is also the only UN agency that designates the descendants of the original refugees as refugees as well - even though 90% of UNRWA-designated refugees have never actually been displaced.
UNRWA, furthermore, violates the UNHCR Refugee Convention by insisting that two million people (40% of UNWRA's beneficiaries) who have been given full citizenship in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, are nevertheless still classified as refugees, and by encouraging them to act on a "right of return."
Although, since World War II, fifty million people have been displaced by armed conflict, the Palestinian people are the only ones in history to receive this special treatment…
The total 2012 UNRWA budget was $907,907,371. Although the permanent supportive rhetoric for the "Palestinian case" from the Muslim world might lead one to expect that UNWRA is funded mainly by Muslim countries, in fact UNRWA is almost entirely funded by Western taxpayers: The USA, EU, UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, The Netherlands and Japan pay $644,701,999, or 71% of the annual UNRWA budget.Muslim states use the Palestinian people as pawns in a hostile game of chess against Israel… (Although, Muslim and Arab states are not quite eager to make financial contributions to UNRWA funds. Traditional anti-Semites do it for them!)
By perpetuating the Palestinians' refugee status and enabling a demographic that does not educate its members for peace, UNRWA is an obstacle to peace… (This article is not a new revelation. It has just recycled the well-known old facts and ideas!)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Zionism is Jewish national liberation movement! Liberal anti-Semites and self-hating Jews support any 'liberation' movement, even Islamic ones that present clear threat to our democratic values, but not the Jewish one! With the President Trump in the White House Israeli government must be ready to take decisive steps to realise Zion dream of Jewish people and free Jewish land, Eretz-Israel, from enemy occupation!
Please, read and distribute!
US Senate Republicans' first bill of the new Congress includes measures supporting Israel and sanctions on Syria. But Democrats are split over the addition of "Combating BDS Act," which seeks to counter the BDS movement.
Israel is expected to demand $250 billion in compensation from eight Arab states as well as Iran for assets left behind by Jews who fled or were expelled from those countries. A peace deal with the Arab world will likely be conditional on receiving compensation from those countries.
Progressive advocacy groups have railed against an attempt by US senators to push through a bill that would protect states that penalize Israel boycotters. Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Idaho Senator James Risch, both Republicans, introduced the bill to be considered in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Hamas sent the message to the Jewish state via Egypt and the United Nations that Israel should convince Fatah to ease up on Hamas or else the terrorist group will be forced to attack. On Sunday, in a surprise move, the Palestinian Authority announced that it has decided to pull out all its employees from the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Egypt announced Monday that it would close the Rafah border crossing to Palestinians.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who is joint leader of the freshly formed New Right party, attacked two key rivals, Benny Gantz and MK Yair Lapid, describing them as “fake right” leftists in disguise.
Iran and Palestinian Jihad decide to add Iraqi Shiite militias and Hizballah to the combined Gaza terrorist command. It was further decided to activate the expanded operations room in the event of a full-scale Palestinian-Israeli war centering on the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian Jihad leader went on to boast of the improved precision of the group’s new rockets, 530 of which were fired against Israel.
The US and Israel officially quit of the United Nation's educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organisation fosters anti-Israel bias.
Between January 1 and December 31, 2018, Gaza terrorists fired 1,000 rockets and mortar shells into Israel. That doesn’t include the projectiles that were launched and didn’t make it. The southern Israeli city of Sderot - struck most often by rocket attacks. Some of the children’s playgrounds in Sderot are actually bomb shelters!
Saudis give $50 million to cash-strapped UN agency to (sustain existence of fake) Palestinian refugees! UNRWA (main anti-Israel branch of 'Ugly Nazi') thanks Riyadh for ‘very generous and crucial’ donation as it works to overcome US aid cuts that caused its ‘worst financial crisis ever’.
Quote of the Week:
“It does not seem that the leadership of the Palestinian Authority is really and truly aiming for the end of the conflict. In any case, we will continue to turn over every stone to try to end the conflict. But if we go into the diplomatic process, we must do so with open eyes.” – former Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon - Ending the occupation of Jewish land by enemies and reunification of Eretz-Israel is the only way to end the conflict.
published in the daily PA Al-Quds newspaper or by allowing the enclave to expand into the Sinai Peninsula.
talked about the possibility of leasing lands from the Egyptians for 99 years. It noted that while the talk about leasing lands from Egypt sounded “strange” to some, it was nevertheless possible as precedents have already been created in other parts of the world.
Hong Kong was mentioned as an example, as it had been leased to Britain for a similar period of time. Another example was Guantanamo Bay, which the US leased from Cuba.
Unconfirmed reports published in a number of Egyptian newspapers recently claimed that Hamas has been planning to settle Palestinians in Sinai and declare a Palestinian state there. Many Egyptians have strongly come out against the alleged plan, calling on their government to prevent Palestinians from moving to Sinai. (Why? Most residents of Gaza are descendants of Egyptians, who migrated over there during the Ottoman Empire and British mandate rule. The Sinai Option is the best two-state solution - the way to free all Jewish land from Arab/Muslim occupation and establish some kind of enforceable peace!)