Here’s How The UN Is An Even Greater Enemy Of Israel Than Obama Is

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The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel. U.N. spokesmen routinely issue statements, accusations, and denials about everyone’s conduct, including their own (most recently, they had to account for why they returned rockets, discovered in a U.N. school, to Hamas). Israel was denounced worldwide for an “attack” on a U.N. school said to be housing 3,000 civilians, but it was actually an attack on particular terrorists on the adjoining street.

It’s time to reconsider the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

First, what UNRWA isn’t. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees provides humanitarian relief for those who flee their homes worldwide. Even the toughest critics of the U.N. would probably agree that this is a valuable function for the international body. But the Palestinians get their own, separate refugee agency: UNRWA.

The UNHCR defines a refugee as someone who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable … or … unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” Since its foundation, the UNHCR has helped to resettle some 50 million people.

UNRWA, by contrast, defines a refugee as someone “whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict” and their descendants.

When five Arab nations attacked the nascent Jewish state in 1948, refugees flowed in both directions. About a half-million Arabs fled Jewish areas, and about the same number of Jews fled Arab lands. No separate U.N. agency was created to care for Jewish refugees. They were absorbed by Israel. The previous year, after the partition of India, some 14.5 million refugees fled in both directions between India and Pakistan. Their descendants are not, obviously, considered refugees; nor are the descendants of Ugandan, Cypriot, Hungarian, Ethiopian, Sri Lankan, Congolese, Bosnian, Angolan, and countless other refugees over the past 60 years.

Imagine if the American loyalists who fled to Canada after our revolution had been supported by an international agency whose charter specified that they and their descendants would remain refugees until they were able to return to an America governed from London?

Though the normal course is for refugee numbers to spike during conflict and then decline with time, because of UNRWA’s unique definition, the number of Palestinian refugees has expanded from half a million to more than 5 million.

While UNHCR is currently attempting to serve 50 million refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons, it employs only 7,600 relief workers. UNRWA employs 29,000, only 200 of whom are not Palestinians. The per capita budget of UNRWA, underwritten to a large extent by the U.S., is twice that of UNHCR.

Syria alone has generated 2.5 million refugees in the past three years. Seventy-five thousand refugees have fled Libya since February. The funds used to keep Palestinians in permanent mendicant status are badly needed elsewhere.

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Comments

  1. AND equally as much a danger to FREE/ freedom loving sovereign citizens of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA !!!

  2. The U.N. is worthless and why is our country giving that so-called "organization" so much of our money?? They already have their headquarters in N.Y. The U.N. should be told to leave the US in thirty days but that can't be done as long as O is in office. The U.N. isn't what it was originally organized for —- it has become racist and useless.

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      You sir hit he nail right on the head my thoughts exactly.They are as corrupt as organizations like ACORN and a few others.

  3. Ernest Meyer says:

    Obama and the Zionist Neocons should be impeached, indicted, and sent to prison. We must consider wholeheartedly the negative impact these men have on this great nation and we must also consider the wholesale murder of peoples of other nations. The usurper so called leaders are taking America to the abyss of destruction and annihilation. They are guilty and their makers will see that they serve eternal torment for all their unpardonable sins.

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    We need to quit keeping the UN afloat without the US money they're history.These foreign thieves make the mafia and drug cartels look like choir boys.If we had an ambasador who would tell them them money they get will be suspended you'd see how fast they would come over to our side,trouble is we don't have the balls to do this.

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