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UNRWA chief: US decision to cut funds 'abrupt and harmful'
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Published: 23.01.18, 09:09
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1. Why are Pals the only refugees in world since 1940's
Alan   (01.23.18)
Iranian Jew ,   LALA LAND   (01.23.18)
If Arabs make peace and accept Israel then there will be plenty of jobs, money and schools. Arabs love to fight while someone else is paying. Isreal will not and cannot wait any longer for the Muslim world to come to the reliaziation that Israel and Jerusalem are the same. Israeli Arabs would have been far better off than other muslim country if they made peace.
3. Let the Umma feed & clothe that rabble with their own coin
Cameron   (01.23.18)
To the Devil with those obstinate, irrational ME buggers.
4. 'Dignity is priceless"
tiki ,   belgium   (01.23.18)
Beautiful words, but......

Maybe the honorable 'Commissionair General of the UNWRA Multinational can explain to us why, 70 years after it's foundation, the State of Palestine hasn't been build, while the Jews have build theirs.

Maybe he can explain how 650.000 Arab refugees, 70 years later, have morphed into 5 million Palestinian refugees, while 700.000 Jewish refugees from Arab Countries have disappeared and have become proud Israeli citizens..

Why is it that citizens of "Palestine", a state recognized by 170 countries, with President Abbas at the helm are still refugees and not Palestinian citizens with a Palestinian passport and with Palestinian money in their pockets.

Why is it that millions of descendents from the original 'refugees' who have been born in countries around the world, are citizens with passports from those country are still "refugees".

We never hear any answers on these simple questions.......because there aren't any.

Dignity is indeed priceless but it's organizations like UNWRA with their cynical commissionairs & financial helpers who prevent this to happen to Palestinian Arabs..
5. UNRWA ought to be dissolved at once and its services moved
NadavKatz   (01.23.18)
the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR), based on the UNHCR's definition of who is a refugee.

P.S. Estimates are that of the 5.5 millions "refugees" will be reduced to less than 20,000 under the UNHCR.
6. The only thing with-holding funds puts a dent in is theSwiss
Rivkah   (01.23.18)
bank accounts of the scum who steal the money instead of using it wisely. If all nations would defund the Palestinians, they would have to migrate to areas where there is work and then work for a living instead of mooching.
7. UNRWA has funded terrorists
BBB   (01.23.18)
thrilled President Trump cut off aid to these animals.
8. Dignity or dollars?
BBB   (01.23.18)
My tax dollars are not earmarked to be spent on a fictional terrorist state namely, the Arab pals.
The Arabs pals love Israel for its freedoms, life style and peace they just simply hate the Jews who provide these same qualities.
9. idiotic logic ......
steve s   (01.23.18)
Reducing UNRWA funding will lead to instability. Hah! The instability exists despite funding, and will exist without funding. The people, and governments, should amend their shortcomings and modify their morals/religious beliefs for their own good. Funding from the outside is not responsible for the disharmony in the ME
10. Where's the dignity in apartheid?
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (01.23.18)
I'd like somebody to explain to me what dignity UNRWA provides by financing and perpetuating the Arab League's apartheit dictat.

11. There is a well trodden route to dignity
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (01.23.18)
You work to provide a living for your family and yourself.

12. Kish, metuches
Avram Goldsmith ,   Toronto -Kiriat Gat   (01.23.18)
What dignity???? Of terrorist or of moral coward , face now the truth , bla bla bla without money become kishmentuches???? reality in front of UNRWA fraud
big shuts on expenses of other for so long , with this wasted money you have been able to help people in need and not building terrorism infrastructure, playing Financial Support for Hamas.
13. rather than .....
steve s   (01.23.18)
Rather than "dignity is priceless" ...... how about "Palestinian dependency is perpetual"?
14. The U.N. should be shut down completely
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.24.18)
Funding of the terror supporting UNRWA should have ended decades ago. It does nothing but pay "Palestinian" poseurs to commit terrorism and mooch off hard working taxpayers of the Free World. In fact, the U.N. should be shut down completely. The world would be infinitely better off without it.
15. unwra education is support for terror
jochair thijssen ,   kfar saba israel   (01.24.18)
Unwra does not provide professional education, that could refugees get out of the camps.
16. 70 years is not sudden
dan ,   Kfar Saba   (01.25.18)
17. Maybe NOW the pals can work for a living
BUILD BABY BUILD !!   (01.27.18)
instead of begging so they can terrorize Jews in Israel?
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