Why Does the State Department Continue to Protect UNRWA?

The UN agency charged with tending to Palestinian “refugees,” lavishly funded by the U.S., flagrantly violates American law and policy. Yet the State Department acts as its protector, sometimes even offering detailed defenses of its absurdly expansive definition of who merits refugee status.

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More about: Palestinian refugees, State Department, UN, UNRWA

 

The Knesset Has Resumed Its Business, but Both Sides Have Broken Unwritten Rules

March 27 2020

Yesterday, eleven months of political stalemate in Israel appeared to have come to an end as the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form a unity government together with some of the smaller parties. This development has fractured Gantz’s Blue and White party into its constituent factions. Meanwhile, the resignation of Yuli Edelstein as interim Knesset speaker—a position meant to be occupied for just a few hours, but which he has held for nearly a year—has allowed the Knesset to resume business as usual.

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Knesset