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UN Gets $100m in New Funds for Palestinian Aid After U.S. Cuts

The United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the UN relief agency for Palestinians after the US slashed its aid, but it is still facing a nearly $350 million shortfall this year.

A Palestinian refugee knocks on the closed gate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) headquarters with his walking stick. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Report: U.S. Mulls Scrapping UN Definition Of Palestinian ‘Refugee’

TEL AVIV – Amid worsening relations with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is now considering rejecting the UN’s definition of Palestinian “refugees” and cutting off all financial aid to the agency that caters to them, an Israeli TV report said Tuesday.

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Report: Trump Administration Reexamining Entire Palestinian Aid Budget

TEL AVIV – Amid fraying relations, the Trump administration is investigating an overhaul of the entire Palestinian aid budget, and not just settling itself with cuts to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, an Israeli news broadcaster reported Wednesday.

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U.S. Withholds Another $45 Million From U.N.’s Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Agency

TEL AVIV — The Trump administration is for now withholding $45 million it pledged last month to the Palestinians as part of a “West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal” led by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which ministers to so-called Palestinian refugees, the U.S. State Department told reporters on Thursday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Abbas said Wednesday he will ask the United Nations to endorse Palestinian independence this fall even if negotiations …

Sweden Warns U.S.: Do Not Cut Aid to Palestinians

Sweden, a big donor country that has recognized Palestine as a state, warned Tuesday that any US decision to withdraw funds to the UN agency for Palestinians would be destabilising for the Middle East.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Abbas said Wednesday he will ask the United Nations to endorse Palestinian independence this fall even if negotiations …

Official: White House ‘Reviewing’ Aid to Palestinians

WASHINGTON — The White House is examining possible aid cuts to the Palestinian Authority, a senior administration official said Thursday, days after US President Donald Trump threatened to slash funding over Ramallah’s refusal to work with Washington on peace talks.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely gives a press conference on November 3, 2015 in the Lipski plastic factory at the Barkan Industrial Park near the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the occupied West Bank, on the European Union's (EU) decision to label goods made in Jewish settlements. AFP PHOTO …

Report: Israel Stepping Up Campaign To Dissolve UN Palestinian Refugee Agency

TEL AVIV – Israel is reportedly stepping up the pressure on American legislators to see the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which exclusively caters to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, absorbed into the UN agency that caters to the rest of the world’s 65 million refugees.