Tuesday, August 28, 2018

GOOD: U.S. Set to Reject Palestinian Fantasy of 'Right of Return'

AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
According to an Israeli TV news report, the Trump administration is preparing to formally reject the long-standing Palestinian demand of a "right to return" to lands lost since the 1948 war for Israel's independence. The administration will also change the U.S. position on Palestinian refugees.
Times of Israel:
According to the Hadashot TV report Saturday, the US in early September will set out its policy on the issue. It will produce a report that says there are actually only some half-a-million Palestinians who should be legitimately considered refugees, and make plain that it rejects the UN designation under which the millions of descendants of the original refugees are also considered refugees. The definition is the basis for the activities of UNRWA, the UN’s Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
The US — which on Friday announced that it had decided to cut more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians — and has also cut back its funding for UNRWA — will also ask Israel to “reconsider” the mandate that Israel gives to UNRWA to operate in the West Bank. The goal of such a change, the TV report said, would be to prevent Arab nations from legitimately channeling aid to UNRWA in the West Bank.
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