Why Trump’s New Palestinian Refugee Policy is the Closest We’ve Ever Been to Peace

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— Trump’s presidency divides Americans like never before. Most, however, would agree that his policy decisions vis-a-vis the Middle East match Israel’s interests, and at least on this point, Israel’s friend–Democrats and Republicans, alike–should support him. And Trump’s new policy regarding the Palestinian refugees is no exception. As published in the…

UN Complains About Trump Aid Cuts to Palestinians, but Ignores the Real Problem

By Ryan Jones, Israel Today— The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) complained this week that US President Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding had left the organization crippled. While there are numerous refugee situations in the world, UNRWA exists solely to aid the Palestinians and perpetuate their status as “refugees.”…

Israel to withdraw from UNESCO, following US

By Itamar Eichner, YNET News— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday instructed Israel’s representative at UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen to submit to the organization’s newly appointed Director-General Audrey Azoulay an official, written announcement of Israel’s departure from the organization. Israel would join the United States, which in October pulled out from the United Nations Educational, Scientific…