Assessing the Altalena

June 21 2013

David Ben-Gurion’s 1948 order to attack and sink an armed Irgun ship marked a watershed, according to Abba Eban, “because you can’t be a government unless you have a monopoly of violence.”

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More about: Abba Eban, Altalena, David Ben-Gurion, Haganah, Irgun, Israel, Menachem Begin, Revisionist Zionism, Yitzhak Shamir, Zionism

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