While the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine is grappling with a serious funding shortfall, the controversial organization enjoys vast marketing and public relations resources, drawing on the support of sympathetic journalists. PBS' NewsHour is the latest media outlet to join the campaign.
Two members of Congress took to the pages of the Washington Post to lobby for UNRWA. But as CAMERA highlighted in a JNS op-ed, Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Alan Lowenthal omit the U.N. agency's history of antisemitism and links to terrorist organizations.
Haaretz erases the United Nations' distinction between the unique mandate for Palestinian refugees, which includes their descendants for perpetuity, versus refugees from the rest of the world, who don't pass on their refugee status, and falsely reports that 5.5 million Palestinians "fled their native lands."
A New York Times story on UNRWA claims that the UN agency serves "hundreds of thousands" of Palestinians who fled or were expelled in 1948. In fact, no more than some 30,000 from the original refugees are still living.
C-SPAN recently aired a “discussion” hosted by National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR), an Arab centered organization hostile to Israel. This hostility was reflected in the choice of panelists.
The Washington Post continues to omit UNRWA's links to terrorist organizations and its promotion of anti-Jewish violence. The paper's coverage of UNRWA obfuscates and minimizes the truth about the organization.
CAMERA takes to the pages of The Washington Post to address the paper's coverage of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). CAMERA tells the paper's readers about UNRWA's politicized definition of "refugee" and the organization's documented links to terror groups.
In several recent reports, Foreign Policy omits UNRWA’s history of promoting anti-Jewish violence and Palestinian rejectionism. Foreign Policy minimizes issues with the U.N. agency and unfairly stereotypes those seeking to reform aid to Palestinians.
In their recent reports, both Foreign Policy Magazine and The Washington Post omit UNRWA’s ties to terror groups and promotion of anti-Jewish violence. UNRWA, as CAMERA highlighted in a recent Op-Ed, has a long and sordid history—and the media should report it, not cover it up.
"What is Unrwa?" asks The Times profile which obscures more than its enlightens about the U.N. agency tasked with caring for Palestinian refugees. Its disproportionate staff size, its unique definition for refugee, its political activism, its teachers' antisemitism and incitement are just some of the ignored issues.