From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by Noura Erakat in Foreign Policy on September 5, 2018
“On 31 August, US President Donald Trump’s administration announced it was terminating its funding commitment to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
One should read this move on two levels. First, the US withdrawal of its commitment to UNRWA is another instance of the Trump administration’s broader disinvestment from multilateral institutional arrangements. Second, the decision to terminate financial support to UNRWA is yet another attempt to resolve a final status issue of Palestinian refugees by political fiat.”
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