UNRWA vs UNHCR Goals and Agenda

by Yona Levy Grosman

UNHCR – within a period of a few months, and no more than one year, all refugees acclimatize to their new home and begin to build their new lives. UNHCR considers "Family planning" as a very important issue for adapting to their new countries.

UNHCR Goal: Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. UNHCR provides basic material help and passes to the shelter countries all the other needs of the refugee.

UNRWA - creates total dependence on its support system for the refugees and their descendants, with no limit of time. It prevents rehabilitation resolutions in many cases.

UNRWA Goal - Its main goal is to educate and to execute the "Right of Return" to Palestine (which was designated to Jews as Eretz-Israel, the Land of Israel, in 1922 by the League of Nations). In order to achieve this goal, all means are valid; to preserve the refugees’ refugee status even though some of them receive citizenship in other countries. UNRWA works as an autonomous authority, to preserve its main programs - health, education as they have been for many decades.

Does UNHRC Care about Real Refugees?

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed three officials to conduct a fact-finding mission on how the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron) affect the lives of PA Arabs. Israel’s Foreign Ministry subsequently decided to sever its ties with the UNHRC, saying the decision stems from a series of unilateral moves that the "Palestinians" are trying to lead against Israel. (There are more than 50 million refugees world-wide! There is a shortage of shelters and food, and funds. They are waiting for UN assistance. For over 60 years UNHRC’s main focus is welfare of the fake Palestinian refugees, who are living in comfort of (cities) the so-called refugee camps. There was no agency to care about the Jewish refugees, thrown out of Arab states after the creation of Israel!)

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

I don't know when the last time you were truly shocked about the state of Jewry - the lack of guts in our leadership, the moral bankruptcy of so-called progressive leftist Jews... it is hard not to be dismayed! There are still plenty of Jews who are creative professionals, advocates and contributors to Jewry, Israel and broader society. But the numbers of Jews with no sense of self-preservation and self-respect, who are selling themselves short, is rising! They are self-indulgently endangering the rest of us and betraying our ancestral heritage for a trifle of recognition by enemies, who actually hate them. Their stupidity, ignorance and perpetual weakness, reminiscent with a galut mentality of our past suppression in Diaspora, are becoming unbearable. It is pathetic and dangerous!

When will Israel End the Rocket Saga?

Two rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Friday night. Around 6,000 Palestinians took part in Friday's demonstrations, throwing stones and explosives at several locations along the fence, and a Molotov cocktail hit a military jeep.

Israel is 'Stimulating' Economy of Gaza

1. Tens of thousands of lulav holders made in the Gaza Strip were transferred into Israel. The holders are made out of palm leaves and are meant to bind together the lulav, a bundle consisting of a palm frond, myrtle branches and willow branches used in ritual services on the holiday of Sukkot. (Surely, they could be happily supplied by many African and Asian countries! Why is Israel helping the enemy to survive?)

2. Israel is quietly allowing thousands of Palestinians to enter from the Gaza Strip to conduct business and work menial jobs, apparently as part of understandings with the ruling Hamas terror group aimed at preventing a fourth war in the blockaded territory. (Border attacks and rocket fire from Gaza is not war?)

Democratic Party Becoming anti-Israel

Top Democrats to join PLO at conference critical of Israel! US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic members of Congress and elected officials plan to address the annual J Street National Conference later this month, also featuring speakers from anti-Israel organizations including IfNotNow, the New Israel Fund, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) national and central councils. (It is one step from becoming anti-Semitic – like what the Labour party in the UK has done!)

PA Posturing did not Work

The Palestinian Authority has agreed to accept hundreds of millions of dollars ($430 million) in tax revenues collected by Israel months after declining them in protest. The PA had refused to accept the funds because Israel was withholding an amount equal to what the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and those killed in the conflict, including slain militants. The cash-strapped PA now appears to be retreating in the face of an economic crisis. (Why is Israel Financing Enemies? Funds could be better spent to compensate Jewish victims of terror and security requirements due to enemy terror!)

Appeasing Enemies Never Works for Jews!

Israel wants to “share the land and find a way to live together” with the Palestinians, President Reuven Rivlin told Cardinal Leonardo Sandi, one of the highest-ranking Vatican diplomats. Knowing that Sandi is also going to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Rivlin asked him to convey his regards, and noted that Abbas had sent New Year greetings to the people of Israel.

Israel Haters Must be Expelled from Knesset and the Country

Nearly all the members of the 22nd Knesset on Thursday arrived at the Israeli parliament ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, without 13 Members of Knesset (MKs). The Joint List, an Arab-majority party in the Knesset, announced its MKs would not attend the inauguration in protest of the rising violence in Arab communities and loss of life. (Enemies within have no loyalty to Israel! Arabs, fake Palestinians, kill each other and it is, as usual, the fault of Jews.)

Quote of the Week:

“Apart from those who have been virtually ‘blind’ since childhood, all the other moderate Zionists have long since understood that there is not even the slightest hope of ever obtaining the agreement of the Arabs of the Land of Israel to Palestine becoming a country with a Jewish majority.” Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky, “The Iron Wall (1923)” - Those “moderate Zionists” have a short memory, and ignore reality! Unfortunately, ‘liberal’ Jews have never learnt the lesson from abuse by anti-Semitic beasts of Europe and terror that is being still committed against Jews by so-called Palestinians. Appeasement of the enemies does not work for Jews!

Anti-Semites of the UN Love Palestinians

Ron Prosor, former Israel's ambassador to the UN.

Unlike other refugees, the Palestinians have their own set of rules, their own funding and even their own international agency, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency or UNRWA. To paraphrase George Orwell, all refugees are equal, but some refugees are more equal than others.

In 2012, the United Nations spent six times more on every Palestinian refugee as compared to all other refugees. Like a favored child, the Palestinians have been on the UN’s permanent payroll for over 60 years and are entitled to every service from healthcare to housing and from food rations to education. When it comes to refugees from Syria or Somalia, responsibility falls to the host country to provide basic assistance.

While UNHCR’s approach teaches independence, UNRWA’s approach prepares the Palestinians to be lifelong dependents. Under UNRWA’s framework, Palestinians can continue to be called refugees long after they acquire citizenship and find permanent housing.

…By allowing refugee status to pass to Palestinian children and grandchildren, the number of Palestinian refugees has ballooned from a few hundred thousand in 1948 to over five million today. Left unchecked, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians will continue to be added to the UN’s permanent payroll every year.

…If the current trend continues, then, in ten years there will be 6.8 million. The 10 million mark will be reached in 2035, when a Palestinian child born today will be 22 years old. And in 100 years, there will be 116 million Palestinian refugees!

This is clearly unsustainable, but the only ‘solution’ acceptable to the Arabs, to supporters of BDS, to a majority of UN members, and even to our local “Peace Fresno” organization is that all of these Arabs will ‘return to their homes’ in what is today Israel. In the meantime, their ‘oppression’ qualifies them to engage in violent actions.

...By making the Palestinians the poster children for international victimhood, the Arab states believe they hold a permanent trump card to defame and pressure Israel. While the Arab states are saturated in petrol dollars, the funds mysteriously dry up when it comes to assisting Palestinians and subsidizing UNRWA.

Scan the list of UNRWA’s top contributors and you’ll find it’s exclusively North American and West European countries.

To put it more bluntly: the US and the Europeans are contributing more than $650 million a year (2011 figure) to help the Arab nations build a weapon to use against the Jewish state. And the Arabs pay almost nothing! What a deal.

And it is more than simply a demographic weapon. UNRWA in Gaza supports Hamas in several important ways, particularly by way of its educational system. Teachers use books and materials supplied by the Hamas regime. Many Hamas leaders, including Ismail Haniyeh, are graduates of UNRWA schools, and teachers sometimes moonlight as terrorists. (The international bigots ‘love’ only invented, fake Palestinians because they hate the existence of the Jewish state and Jews generally!)