Nearly 70 years since the Arab-Israel War, there are still Palestinian “refugees.” In fact, unlike any refugee population in history, there are more Palestinian “refugees” now than there were in 1948.
Yes, these Muslims left Israel just before the Arab nations attacked the newly born country. They were told to do so by the leaders of those nations, who promised them that Israel would be destroyed in a matter of days and then they could return to their homes.
Of course, that didn’t happen. Israel soundly defeated the invaders.
As revenge, the Arab countries invented the idea of Palestinian refugees. The globalist left, led by the United Nations, has keep the Palestinians in limbo ever since, using them as tools in the Islamic campaign to destroy the Jewish state.
A million Jews were driven out of these Arab countries at the very same time, but few remember them, and they certainly don’t received billions of dollars in “aid” from the gullible West.
While the United States has been an ally of Israel — sometimes only nominally, as during the Obama administration — they have also, bizarrely, been one of the main funders of this aid. (Aid which has made Palestinian leaders wealthy and pays for armaments and equipment used to attack Israel.)
However, it looks like President Trump is planning to cut off this aid:
The White House is signaling its support for a new congressional effort to cut all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority due to its continued support of terrorism against Israelis and Americans, according to senior lawmakers and senior White House officials.
A senior White House official told that the Trump administration welcomes this effort and will sign it into law if it passes Congress. “The Palestinian Authority’s use of its resources to provide material support for terrorism is a grotesque example of how well-intentioned U.S. generosity can be turned against us. This legislation highlights practical steps the PA can take to demonstrate a real commitment to ending the vicious cycle of hatred and violence…”
[It’s] a vast departure from the Obama administration, which worked against similar efforts when in power.
This move is in line with Trump’s frequent expressions of support for Israel and his cordial post-election meeting with Israeli President Netanyahu.
It simply makes no sense to support Israel and its sworn enemies at the same time.
Once again, President Trump is demonstrating his determination to set the United States on a new course.