The trump administration's decision last month to cut $360 million to the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees (unrwa) is a purely political decision that has no. The agency, which asserts that there are 51 million palestinian refugees worldwide, focuses exclusively on providing aid to palestinians in judea and samaria, gaza strip, jordan, syria and. Uk politicians who call for the return of 1948 refugees to israel are undermining the two-state solution - and fuelling conflict, says tzipi livni, co-leader of the zionist union. In his long-anticipated cairo address to the muslim world, us president barack obama reaffirmed washington's strong backing for a palestinian state, using the term 'palestine' numerous times to highlight his administration's commitment to follow through on a two-state solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict. The palestinian arabs have turned refugee status into a profession, according to middle east expert mordechai kedarif nothing is done to change this, by the end of the 21st century, palestinian arab refugees may number about 100 million.
Consolidating the refugee status of palestinians is one of the problems that perpetuates the conflict palestinian ambassador hossam zomlot accused the united states of reneging on its international commitment and responsibility towards a body that was set by un general assembly resolution in 1949. The lengthy israeli-palestinian conflict has been a major problem in the modern middle east many people argue that the two-state solution of creating an independent palestinian state alongside the existing state of israel would be the best approach to ending the conflict, although there is some disagreement over borders, refugees, settlements, jerusalem, and other challenging issues. The trump administration recently announced it was no longer giving money to a program for palestinian refugees in cutting the funding, the us shifted away from decades of policy.
The real palestinian refugee crisis / asaf romirowsky palestinian children fly kites near a japanese-funded housing project in khan younis in the southern gaza strip on march 11, 2014 the event was organized by the united nations relief and works agency (unrwa) to mark the third anniversary of the march 11 earthquake and tsunami in japan. Q: what is the struggle between israel and the palestinians about the violence between israelis and palestinians is often falsely presented as a conflict between two equal sides with irreconcilable claims to one piece of land in reality, this is a conflict over territory between a nation-state. Most palestinian refugees have retained their refugee status and continue to reside in refugee camps, including within the state of palestine in the west bank and in the gaza strip their descendants form a sizable portion of the palestinian diaspora. Opinion un agency fuels palestinian attacks against israel by supporting unrwa, we are keeping the conflict alive, cassis said it provides ammunition to continue the conflict, he.
Critics complain that the agency has, among other things, effectively prolonged the ongoing conflict by giving refugee status not just to those palestinians who fled or were driven from their. In my last article, i argued that the ultimate solution to the palestinian refugees' right of return is resettlement and/or compensation indeed, given the history of the israeli-palestinian. In 1950s and 60s, while the refugee issue was still relatively fresh, the us wanted to solve the problem by resettling palestinian refugees in neighbouring arab states or outside the middle east. The head of the un agency for palestinian refugees suggested that the united states slashed his budget early this year to punish the palestinians for their criticism of the american recognition. The palestinian refugees' worst catastrophe wasn't displacement, a fate they have shared with much of mankind it was being fed a lie — that the clock will be turned back, and the last 70.
Israel's government has accused the agency of continually expanding the population of refugees — and perpetuating the israeli-palestinian conflict — because it grants refugee status to the. The palestinian refugee issue has been seen for some seventy years as a principal obstacle to a resolution of the conflict between israel and the palestinians however, the expanding numbers of refugees from the middle east and africa today challenge the uniqueness of the palestinian situation. The palestine-israel journal is a non-profit organization, founded in 1994 by ziad abuzayyad and victor cygielman, two prominent palestinian and israeli journalists, and was established concurrently with the first phases of the oslo peace process to encourage dialogue between civil societies on both sides and broaden the base of support for the peace process. The united states has altered its view of the palestinian refugee problem, which goes to the core of israel's protracted, often bloody conflict with the palestinians. Hence, unrwa was founded in december 8, 1949 to provide humanitarian aid to palestinian refugees who were dispersed into jordan, syria, lebanon, gaza strip and the west bank.
Opinion trump's latest step backward on the israeli-palestinian conflict: shutting down the plo's washington office which runs hundreds of schools for palestinian refugees, dozens of. Rather than help resolve the palestinian predicament, these unique benefits have served to confirm the permanency and growth in the refugee problem (what started as 600,000 is now over 5 million. Pierre krähenbühl, commissioner general of the un agency supporting palestinian refugees, attends a ceremony at a refugee camp in amman, jordan, on sunday.
A realistic solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own the negotiations should address all relevant issues (borders, refugees. A refugee is someone with little left to lose he's lost his home, his livelihood and his land often, she's lost her country, too that's what's happened to the approximately 5 million. The united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees in the near east was established by the un general assembly in 1949 after hundreds of thousands of palestinians fled or were.