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The decisions by President Donald Trump to have the United States stop funding United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which aids those defined as Palestinian refugees, as well as cut funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) has prompted criticism and predictions of disaster. A recent Washington Post editorial asserted that...

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) must undergo significant reform to advance the chances of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Joshua S. Block, CEO and President of The Israel Project, wrote in an op-ed published by The Algemeiner on Tuesday. “This issue is not a matter...

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) must undergo significant reform to secure past levels of funding from the United States, a senior American diplomat said on Tuesday, The Algemeiner reported. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said, “We were supposed to the last time...

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Fatah and Hamas, the two dominant Palestinian factions, are unable to agree on reconciliation or even on a truce agreement with Israel that could improve conditions for residents of Gaza, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who also is head of the Fatah party, objects to...

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The United States announced that it would cut $200 million in annual aid from the Palestinian Authority (PA), The Jerusalem Post reported Friday. The impetus for reducing the aid, according to a State Department spokesman, was the result of a review “to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with...

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Israel’s finance minister is eliciting support for a plan to strengthen the West Bank’s economy from the United States and European Union even as the Palestinian Authority is opposing such efforts, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday. During the past three years, Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has been promoting a plan to build jointly-operated...

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is said to have angered the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with his rejection of an Egypt-brokered truce between Israel and Hamas to end the violence in Gaza, The Times of Israel reported Sunday. According to a report by the London-based Al-Hayat daily...

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Two United States officials blasted the Palestinian Authority’s leadership for failing to condemn terror, following a fatal terror attack that left a 31-year-old father of two dead, and two others injured. Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, called the terror attack in the West Bank community of Adam...

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If declassified, a 2012 report on Palestinian refugees could force the Palestinian government to “govern, not merely stir up antagonism with Israel,” making peace in the Middle East more likely, two experts with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies wrote in an op-ed published Friday in The Wall Street Journal....

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The Palestinian Authority authorized West Bank activists to organize protests of the yet to be released Middle East peace plan being formulated by the United States government, The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday. The decision to authorize the demonstrations against the nascent peace plan, and even before it is released to...

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