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  • Wake up, Ban Ki-Moon!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 11, 2014 | 8:38 am

    Mr. Ban,

    By the time these words are being written, about half of the world population knows that you and the organization you lead are a fraud.

    You may think we're blinded by the United Nations' original purpose, but it's not 1945 anymore, and your organization is no longer...

  • Weapons found stored in third UN school in Gaza

    July 30, 2014 | 9:37 am

    A stockpile of weapons was discovered at a third United Nations school in the Gaza Strip.

    The rockets were discovered Tuesday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency said in a statement, according to the Times of Israel, which reported that the incident was not publicized by...

  • Ban orders review following allegations UNRWA gave rockets back to Hamas

    July 24, 2014 | 11:13 am

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commissioned a review of U.N. practices for relocating weapons found on its premises following reports that rockets found in an UNRWA school were returned to Hamas.

    “The Secretary-General is alarmed to hear that rockets were placed in an UNRWA...

  • Rockets discovered at second U.N. school in Gaza

    July 22, 2014 | 3:22 pm

    Rockets were discovered in a second United Nations school in Gaza.

    The school in which the rockets were discovered on Tuesday is located between two other United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools, that are currently serving as shelter for 1,500 internal Gazan refugees,...

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  • E.U. donates $335m to UNRWA

    June 6, 2014 | 1:20 pm

    The European Union approved a $335 million contribution to UNRWA, the United Nations agency responsible for people it defines as Palestinian refugees.

    The contribution, which will go to UNRWA‘s General Fund for core services for the period 2014-2016, was announced on Wednesday at...

  • Arab Idol’s residency is more than just an address

    August 8, 2013 | 10:21 am

    This article orignally appeared on themedialine.org.
     
    Celebrities around the world frequently change their place of residence for reasons much less compelling than meeting the needs of their career. But when the celebrity in question is leaving the Gaza Strip for the West...
  • October 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 31, 2012 | 2:02 am

    In-depth

    Washington’s Failure to Rein in UNRWA

    Writing in Algemeiner, Asaf Romirowsky takes aim at the U.S. for the failure to implement the original plan to resettle Palestinian refugees.

    In all these efforts, the concerns of the Palestine Arab refugees, as opposed to the...

  • October 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 3, 2012 | 2:26 am

    In-depth

    Hunt for Obama’s Middle East Policy Comes Up Empty

    Writing for Bloomberg, Jeffrey Goldberg takes Obama to task for his procrastination when it comes to the Middle East. 

    Perhaps Obama isn’t quite the brilliant foreign-policy strategist his campaign tells us he is....

  • July 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 13, 2012 | 3:26 am

    In-depth

    Ehud Olmert could be Israel’s comeback kid

    His acquittal leaves the former prime minister well-placed for a return to politics, something that could change the future of the peace process, writes Nir Eisikovits in Christian Science Monitor.

    Olmert will almost certainly...

  • May 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 22, 2012 | 3:15 am

    Status Update

    American politicians are taking a controversial new approach to the issue of ‎Palestinian refugees, which could mean a face-off with UN refugee agency UNRWA, writes Jonathan Schanzer in Foreign Policy. ‎

    The knock on UNRWA [The United Nations Relief and Works...

  • Warrior mom

    By David Suissa

    November 12, 2008 | 10:50 pm

    Like any parent, Esther Kandel is crazy about her kids. For years, she has led the typical Jewish parenting life: PTA meetings, carpooling, after-school activities, nightly homework and dinner with the kids, preparing for Shabbat and holidays, and so on.

    But behind this normal life,...

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