Can you imagine any school in the U.S. proudly wearing a mural of a terrorist? Now, meet a school at UNRWA’s Deheishe Palestinian Refugee camp, which proudly displays a mural of the first female Palestinian suicide bomber. UNRWA’s Aida Palestinian camp also displays a giant key at its entrance signifying Palestinians hold the key to Israel.
It’s about time someone pierces these disingenuous lies and stops the revolving door of generational claims of Palestinian refugees. Senator Mark Kirk has done this through his watershed amendment to H.R. 5857 Department of State , Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act, 2013, which seeks to change the definition of “Palestinian refugee” so that only actual refugees would be counted, reducing some 5 million claiming refugee status to about 30,000.
While the US Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved this amendment to H.R. 5757, it still NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT to gain House approval and presidential approval.
How does supporting Kirk’s amendment affect your pocketbook? In a big way. Currently, the U.S. contributes annually $250 million of the approximately $600 million budget of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency that provides housing, education, and welfare to Palestinian refugees). To date, the U.S. has funneled a total of $4.4 billion to UNRWA since it was founded in 1948, with poor results at best.
Kirk’s watershed reporting requirement will ascertain whether UNRWA is committed to their original mission of refugee assistance or if it’s become a welfare agency for low-income.
By asking Congress to support the Kirk amendment, you are ensuring that there is accountability with regards to the number of actual refuges (and not their descendents) and that funding to those no longer considered refugees would not necessarily end but they would be defined as poverty cases.
Let Congress hear from you NOW.
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Dear Representative/ Senator:
As an American taxpayer and pro-Israel supporter, I strongly urge Congress to approve Senator Mark Kirk’s amendment to H.R. 5857 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act, 2013.
Senator Kirk’s amendment seeks to change the definition of “Palestinian refugee” so that only true, original refugees would be counted, reducing some 5 million claiming refugee status to about 30,000.
It’s time Congress stops playing along with a false Palestinian narrative, and refuses to pay for a burgeoning population of millions who are taught to believe that Israel is their rightful home, and that Jews and Israelis should be hated (and killed). It’s time peace occurs based on truth and not delegitimization and egregious lies.