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Tell Congress to continue supporting UNRWA

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The House of Representatives is expected to soon take up the Obama administration’s annual request for funding of UNRWA, and challenges have risen in Congress to cut or even eliminate US funding for the Agency.  American Friends of UNRWA joins other organizations including Churches for Middle East Peace, Arab American Institute, Americans for Peace Now, and the United Nations Association in urging you to act quickly to support continued funding of UNRWA!

For the past 62 years, UNRWA has worked relentlessly to help sustain a capable and healthy Palestinian society.  The US is the single largest donor to UNRWA, and without its support, the Agency simply cannot not sustain its crucial work.  Any reduction or elimination in funding for UNRWA’s vital programs would be dangerous and destabilizing for both Palestinians and its neighbors, as well as a blow to US credibility and influence in the region at a time of rising unrest.

Please join us today in supporting UNRWA’s work by contacting your representative and urging continued US support for UNRWA funding.

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    1. Thanks to your support we've gotten over 100 signatures! But there is still work to be done. Let's try to get 500 signatures by May 1st! UNRWA needs our support now more than ever.

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    Reasons for signing

      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you to everyone who signed our petition. You continued support of UNRWA makes all the difference in the lives of Palestinian refugees.

    • P. Harrison Picot II HAYMARKET, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      You support giving Israel $3 billion each year for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, a crime against humanity for which both we and Israel will pay, perhaps a nuclear price. Try to do better; clean up your mess. Help the dwellers in the ghetto you helped create.

      • over 3 years ago

      I have travelled in Israel and the occupied territories, and have seen first hand the significant work UNRWA is doing. It is a fpowerful orce for healing and reconciliation.

    • Katherine Metres WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      As a former West Bank resident, U.S. diplomat, and educator, I believe funding UNRWA is essential to U.S. interests in the Middle East. That's because educating the most aggrieved Palestinians (refugees) is the best way to prevent their becoming involved in terrorism and to support the Palestinians' eventual successful transition to democratic statehood.

    • Eleanore Raven-Hmilton WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 3 years ago

      It is in America's interest to maintain UNRWA as the US government works toward a permanent settlement that will end "the refugee problem." We need to have a Palestinian population prepared to assume the responsibilities of self-governance, to establish a free market economy, and to develop the infrastructure of a sustainable civil society. This is also in the interest of Israel and the rest of the region. Please continue to support UNRWA.


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