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UNRWA’s Role in Middle East Peace

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UNRWA’s Role in Middle East Peace

by Michael Curtis

The Gatestone Institute

January 20, 2014 at 3:00 am

UNRWA has not led to the economic development that was supposed to occur, but conversely, has implanted a culture of permanent dependency.

Even though UNRWA is supposed to be an objective organization, because of the anti-Israel bias evident since its creation, through anti-Israeli textbooks, for example, or naming facilities after terrorists, it appears unwilling to encourage Palestinians to find any peaceful solution of the conflict — not to mention what a peaceful solution would mean to its own “job security.”

It would be more productive for genuine peace in the region if the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees took over the function of assisting the Palestinians as it has so ably done for all other refugees.

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