06 July 2012

All you need to know about UNRWA

I know that you know this already (and may even have read the original or the translation), but I came across this on Noga's blog "The Contentious Centrist" It's a great deconstruction of the work and ideology of the UN Relief and Work Agency (UNWRA). Citing a number of sources, the original author, Ben-Dror Yemini, shows, yet again, how UNRWA perpetrates a fraud, when compared with the work of UNHCR. Further, he cites evidence that indicates that the term "fraud" can be used with confidence, both in terms of the real number of "Paestinian" refugees and in how the monies assigned are disbursed.

A further area of concern has to be both the number of employees of UNRWA and the proportion drawn from the object population. The latter, especially, must lead to suspicions (even if unfounded) that they are working to perpetuate their own jobs and their own status as refugees.

The complete article can be found here, courtesy of Noga.

By Brian Goldfarb.


Dick Stanley said...

Golly, think of all the bureaucrats who would be unemployed if this "problem" was ever actually solved. No fear of that, I'm sure.

KatieNorcross said...

All I can think of is:

"Your tax dollars at work!"

SnoopyTheGoon said...

You mean your tax dollars and my tax shekels...

SnoopyTheGoon said...

No worries. No one is more inventive than a bureaucrat when it comes to inventing a job for self.

Noga said...

"Saturday, May 26, 2012

And they will return

"An analysis by the academic journal Refugee Survey Quarterly projected that if that definition remains intact, there will be 11 million Palestinian refugees by 2040 and 20 million by 2060."

Note the caveat: " if that definition remains intact".

From the very informative and useful news service maintained by the incomparably transparent, cognitively dissonant, Prof. AbuKhalil.

UNRWA's future is assured.

My big question is: Why did President Obama's administration object to "A simple congressional request for the United States to distinguish
between Palestinians displaced by the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict and
millions of their descendants"??


fred lapides said...


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks. Too warm in Florida for some people, so meltdowns are expected.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

And a good question too, isn't it?

Noga said...

Once Obama is reelected for a second term we will get all the answers to these puzzling questions, I fear.

"Obama: This is my last election…After my election I have more flexibility.

Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir. "

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah. This analysis sounds very reasonable to me.