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European Parliament resolution on the situation of UNRWA
Monday, 12 February 2018 15:23

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
7.2.2018

European Parliament resolution on the situation of UNRWA (2018/2553(RSP))

 

The European Parliament,

 

– having regard to its previous resolutions on the Middle East Peace Process,

– having regard to the Joint Declaration of the European Union and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) of 7 June 2017 on European Union support to UNRWA (2017-2020),

– having regard to UN General Assembly resolutions 194 of 11 December 1948 and 302 of 8 December 1949, and to other relevant UN resolutions,

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates// Greenblatt's Recent Remarks Reveals his Israeli Radical Identity //Attempts to Abandon the Palestinian Dimension from the Conflict Resolution are Doomed to failure
Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:09

Today, journalists and politicians in Israel are wary of the successive statements announced by US President Donald H. Trump's envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, in which he fully adopts extreme Israeli positions, avoided by Israeli right-wing leaders who fear possible international criticism. 

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Calls on the United Nations to Combat Turning UNRWA to a Tool for Nationalizing Refugees
Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:27

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemns the US decision to freeze $ 65 million of US aid funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) under the pretext of the existence of what it called "the need for a deep review of UNRWAs works and funds". The Israeli decision was officially welcomed by a number of Israeli official, including the minister of Communications and Intelligence, Yisrael Katz, who said that there is a need to turn UNRWA into a mechanism for the rehabilitating of Palestinian refugees in their places of residence, which is a clear statement that calls for granting Palestinian refugees citizenship in their places of residence.

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Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates// “Greenblatt” and “Friedman” positions that are hostile to our people and biased in favor of Israeli settlers
Friday, 12 January 2018 15:31

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates strongly condemns the statement made by the Advisor to the U.S President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt; in which he accused the Palestinian side of “supporting violence and terrorism”, those accusations came after similar accusations made by the U.S Ambassador in Tel Aviv. The Ministry affirms that these biased American statements represent prejudiced ideological positions that are hostile to the Palestinian people, and do not serve the efforts to revive the peace process, it also contradicts the concept of an equal and balanced mediator in the peace process and the negotiations between the two parties. 

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A Century of Injustice: Q and A on Palestine and the Balfour Declaration
Monday, 08 January 2018 16:02

1. Who was Arthur James Balfour?

Born in Scotland in 1848, Arthur James Balfour was a British politician.. He served as Prime Minister between 1902 and 1905 and as Foreign Secretary between 1916 and 1919. He was ideologically conservative, a colonialist and close to several Zionist leaders.

 

2. What is the Balfour Declaration?

The Balfour Declaration is the name given to a letter signed by Balfour on November 2nd 1917 and sent to Lord Lionel Walter de Rothschild, the leader of the British Jewish community, in which he declared the support of the British government for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, at the expense of the Palestinian people, the native inhabitants of that land..

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