Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises by Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky (BESA Center via M.E. Forum)

Mar. 2018

Editor’s note: In this detailed study, Middle East Forum fellows Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe examine the disproportionate resources and unique attention devoted to the Palestinian refugee issue in the form of UNRWA, which has generated a host of unnecessary problems, including an expanding definition of the word ‘refugee’ and lack of proper integration of Palestinians into regional host countries in which they reside. The authors use their analysis to suggest a number of practical solutions to the UNRWA problem, such as the transfer of greater responsibilities and resources to the Palestinian Authority and resettling Palestinians in their host countries.

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