The BESA Center on UNRWA

By September 4, 2018

The BESA Center has been ahead of the curve in its attention to the problem of UNRWA, the organization ostensibly tasked with solving the Palestinian refugee problem but largely responsible for its perpetuation. In view of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to cut all US funding for UNRWA, we present a digest of BESA’s coverage of the issue.

Is a Historic Decision on UNRWA Imminent?, Adi Schwartz, August 29, 2018

The Privileged Palestinian “Refugees”, Efraim Karsh, May 15, 2018

Transfer UNRWA’s Responsibilities to Whom?, Alex Joffe, April 20, 2018

Conference: Reforming UNRWA (link contains videos of participants’ lectures), March 18, 2018

Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises, Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky, March 13, 2018

DEBATE: Should US Aid to the Palestinians Be Suspended?, February 8, 2018

Trump’s Business Approach to Foreign Aid Diplomacy, Eytan Gilboa, February 7, 2018

Palestinians and Internationalization: Means and Ends, Alex Joffe, November 26, 2017

Don’t Dismantle UNRWA; Reform Its Policies, David Bedein, August 9, 2017

Dismantle UNRWA, Adi Schwartz, July 14, 2017

A Truth-Telling Strategy to Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Max Singer, January 29, 2017

UNRWA: Barrier to Peace, Jonathan Spyer, May 27, 2008

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