Granting Bashar al-Assad Legitimacy Is a Moral and Strategic Capitulation Without Benefits

In May, the World Health Organization gave Syria—which routinely bombs hospitals and runs a multibillion-dollar drug-smuggling business—a place on its executive board, while just last month Interpol allowed the country back into its networks, from which it had been banned since 2011. Meanwhile the U.S. has given tacit approval to many of its Arab allies’ restoration of diplomatic and economic ties with Damascus. Danielle Pletka writes:

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More about: Arab World, Bashar al-Assad, Iran, Joseph Biden, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy

The Demise of UNRWA Is Long Overdue

June 27 2022

The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)—which provides educational and social services to the descendants of Palestinian refugees—recently predicted disaster if the organization is unable to raise $100 million in the next few months. Ruthie Blum explains why this official’s claim that UNRWA “is indispensable in the lives of Palestinian refugees” is simply false:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, UNRWA