Stuck Between Its Two Sponsors Iran and Qatar, Hamas Loses Influence at Home

In December of last year, Hamas held a celebration of the 31st anniversary of its founding. While photographs of the event showed a public square packed with enthusiastic participants, Hillel Frisch argues that the terrorist group isn’t nearly so popular as its leaders want people to believe:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Iran, Qatar

Mike Pompeo Rejects One of the Myths of the Palestinian Refugees

Jan. 19 2021

Since the beginning of the year, the outgoing secretary of state has been using his Twitter account to tout his department’s various accomplishments during his tenure. Among these, notes Jimmy Quinn, lay an important statement explaining the 2018 decision to cease funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA): “it’s estimated [that less than] 200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees.” Quinn explains:

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More about: Mike Pompeo, Palestinian refugees, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA