Palestinian refugees

JERUSALEM | AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor wants UN agency out of city

JERUSALEM— Jerusalem’s outgoing mayor is calling on the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, saying there is “no such thing” as a refugee in the city. In an interview, Barkat, who is leaving office after elections later this month, said Sunday he was … Continue reading JERUSALEM | AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor wants UN agency out of city

BEIRUT | UN schools for Palestinians defy funding cuts, open on time

BEIRUT  — United Nations schools for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are starting the new school year on time, despite the U.S. decision to cancel funding to the international body’s Palestinian relief agency. Students looked giddy as they arrived at the Haifa Intermediate School in Beirut’s Bir Hassan neighborhood on Monday and sat attentively through their … Continue reading BEIRUT | UN schools for Palestinians defy funding cuts, open on time

WASHINGTON | US ends funding of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget of the U.N. Relief and Works … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ends funding of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Celebrities criticize Trump cuts to Palestinian refugees

JERUSALEM/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Actors Hugh Grant and Viggo Mortensen are among more than 25 celebrities and public figures expressing “horror” over President Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, an advocacy group said Thursday. “The real target of this lethal attack is the Palestinian people themselves,” the group said … Continue reading Celebrities criticize Trump cuts to Palestinian refugees

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. President Donald Trump … Continue reading US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees