Previous American President’s have provided funds to help the Arabs keep their people from being on the streets thru the UN….(Republicans have sought to cut funding to the NYC based Ub for some time)
By cutting funding….The Trump admin is playing a dangerous gamble that could throw things back too days of bombing and violent unrest….
The White House is looking to force Palestinian ‘s the to give their ‘right of return’ to land the Israeli’s claimed more than 50 years ago….
The Trump administration announced Friday that it is permanently slashing funds to the United Nations’ refugee agency, in a move that security officials worry could spark Palestinian unrest but that the administration says is part of a wider U.S. strategy.
Earlier this year, the Trump administration froze most of its support to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the agency that aids Palestinian refugees, providing $60 million and holding back more than $300 million. Friday’s announcement stands to make the reduction permanent.
The administration wants to pressure Palestinians into talks with the Trump administration and signal U.S. displeasure with the way the organization runs.
The Palestinians, angered over administration support for Israel, are refusing to engage in talks with the U.S.
The U.S. in a separate move last week eliminated $200 million in bilateral funding to Palestinians, and is considering additional steps to pressure Palestinian leaders, including by slashing the number of Palestinians registered as refugees with UNRWA. That move would have implications for what Palestinians assert is a “right of return” to Israel….
It appears that the aid cut was done by Trump in response to a request by Israeli PM Netanyahu….
The Israeli PM made the move against the wishes of his OWN security people who feel that the aid cuts will undermine the Arab moderates ability to the lid on things….
President Trump said yesterday that he is ready to renew aid to the Palestinian Authority under certain circumstances, a message which went largely unnoticed because of the focus on his statement of support for the two state solution….