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:
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
common belief, there is no Arab-Israeli conflict. Instead Arab and Muslim
countries, with the help of traditional international anti-Semites, have been conducting
Wishy-Washy Policy on
Barack Obama and Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s get-together at the White House on Monday, Sept.
30 turned into an amicable joust over their differences on how to handle
Islamic Graffiti on IDF Memorial
words "Allahu Akbar" were sprayed in Arabic
a week ago in an IDF paratrooper memorial in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in
living east of the 1949 armistice line may be denied access to land records.
The controversy began when a group of residents from the Israeli Jewish
community of Psagot, in the Binyamin region, asked to
see the land registry (Tabu) in order to find out who
owns the land nearby. Attorney General Yehuda
Weinstein is seeking to bar Israelis living north of
Gulf States are worried that the headline grabbing done recently could signal that a US-Iran rapprochement is on the way that may allow Iran to attain nuclear weapons and consolidate its regional position. Gulf leaders have been quiet, not wanting to show any public worry, but their press has revealed concern behind the scenes.
Associates of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu leaked to the media that Israel was in contact with Saudi and Gulf representatives to align their policies for offsetting President Barack Obama’s advancing rapprochement with Iran and any US easing-up on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Suspicious Silence about Arafat’s Death Cause
Swiss, French and Russian experts have missed their deadline for delivering the results of tests conducted on the remains of Yasser Arafat to determine the causes of his deathForensic investigators from the three countries took samples from Arafat’s body last November for tests to determine whether he had been poisoned by polonium - a toxic, radioactive element found on some of his personal belongings. (His wife, most likely has received additional blackmail payments. After so much noise suddenly the members of the press became mute. The delay may also be aimed at preventing disclosure that Arafat, renowned pedophiliac and homosexual, had died from AIDS!)
Time to Stop Illegal Mosque Noise
Despite their many protests, residents of the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood of Jerusalem have still found no relief from the ongoing din made by mosque muezzins who issue the call to Muslim prayer at all hours of the day - and the night. There are already laws against noise pollution that require mosques to come up with alternative methods of calling people to prayer at a time when the vast majority of Jews and Arabs are sleeping. However, those laws are rarely, if ever, enforced. (Labor infested Israeli judiciary is more interested in fighting Jewish patriots, Zionists!)
Hamas terrorist rulers of
Quotes of the Week:
1) “The concern going forward from a threat perspective is there are
individuals travelling to Syria, becoming further radicalized, becoming trained
and then returning as part of really a global jihadist movement to Western
Europe and, potentially, to the United States.” - Michael Morell, the Central
Intelligence Agency’s second-in-command - At
least 6,000 jihadist terrorists are in
is no civil war in
by Lisa Daftari
(He maybe a sweet-talker, but he propagates the same evil!)
Leading up to this year’s annual U.N. General Assembly opening session, Rowhani, who took office last month, had been singing a different tune - that of diplomacy and finding a peaceful resolution to the country’s contested nuclear arms program.
Yet his speech, touching upon
Rowhani, who formerly served as
But at the same time, he cautioned it would be
“extremely unrealistic, to presume that the peaceful nature of the nuclear
In his next sentence, Rowhani
Sound familiar? Last year Ahmadinejad
accused the West of nuclear "intimidation" in his UN address. Ahmadinejad later told reporters that
Rowhani criticized American superiority: “A few actors
Wonder what the people of