Kushner Reportedly Asks Jordan to End Refugee Status for 2 Mln Palestinians

This is said to be a part of the plan to dismantle United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Jared Kushner, a senior advisor to US President Donald Trump — and the US leader’s son-in-law — has reportedly been pushing Amman to strip 2 million Palestinians in Jordan of their refugee status, according to Foreign Policy.

Kushner raised the issue during a June visit to Jordan, in which he was accompanied by Trump’s personal Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt.

According to Palestinian officials, Kushner pressed Amman to strip 2 million Palestinians of their refugee status, which would effectively end the need for the UNRWA in the country, according to Foreign Policy.

“[Kushner said] the resettlement has to take place in the host countries and these governments can do the job that UNRWA was doing,” said Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

This most recent example is just one episode in the work that Kushner is conducting to undermine the UN humanitarian aid agency, according to emails obtained by Foreign Policy.

“It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA,” Kushner wrote in an email to several US officials, including Greenblatt, in January. “This [agency] perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace.”

“Our goal can’t be to keep things stable and as they are. […] Sometimes you have to strategically risk breaking things in order to get there,” Trump’s son in law added.

As the Times of Israel has previously asserted, the UNRWA, whose full name is United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, grants refugee status to all descendants of Palestinians who have fled the 1948 establishment of Israel. An estimated 2 million of the 5 million claimed to be participating in the UN program are currently registered in Jordan.

Every time Palestinian leaders sit down with Israelis, Palestine demands “the right to return” for the refugees. According to Israeli pundits, if Tel Aviv were to accept the move, Israel would no longer be a Jewish-majority state.

Tel Aviv has long argued that UNRWA seeks to destroy Israel by demographic means, although the Times of Israel asserts that the actual amount of refugees who fled the conflict is estimated in the “low tens of thousands.”

Kushner is not the only Trump appointee working to dismantle the humanitarian aid agency. Greenblatt advisor Victoria Coates has also suggested the closure of UNRWA.

“UNRWA should come up with a plan to unwind itself and become part of the UNHCR [UN High Commissioner for Refugees] by the time its charter comes up again in 2019,” Coates wrote in a January email.

In the email, Coates described her proposition as one of the “spitball ideas that [she] had that are also informed by some thoughts [she] picked up from Jared, Jason and Nikki,” referring to US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley, another Trump appointee.

Other propositions to dismantle the UN organization include moving the UNRWA to a monthly operating budget and coming up with “a plan to remove all anti-Semitism from educational materials,” according to the Times of Israel.

“By trying to unwind UNRWA, the Trump administration appears ready to reset the terms of the Palestinian refugee issue in Israel’s favor,” Foreign Policy stated, noting that the Trump administration has unilaterally recognized the entirety of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, effectively stripping Palestinians of their own capital in East Jerusalem.

Source: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201808051066958954-kushner-jordan-palestinians-refugee/

 

3 thoughts on “Kushner Reportedly Asks Jordan to End Refugee Status for 2 Mln Palestinians”

  1. He wants to give every so called jewish family living on Palestinian land $23,000 per year, (most of who are illegal immigrants living on occupied Palestinian land), yet, deny those whose land and homes were stolen from them, and are living in refugee camps, any aid !! Let us not forget that money comes from our beautiful taxes we US CITIZENS pay every year. SOUNDS LIKE A DEVIL IN DISGUISE TO ME. THERE ARE NO WORDS LEFT.

  2. How come the amazing “Q” didn’t report on this to his loyal followers?
    Maybe he was in the privy when the announcement was made? 😉

  3. If the Trump administration is willing to accept DNA test results as the determining factor of who a Hebrew really is, then this is a fair and just move because the 2,000,000 Palestinians stripped of refugee status would most likely all have more Hebrew DNA than the Israelis.

    But if the Trump administration is unwilling to accept DNA test results as the determining factor of who a Hebrew really is, then this is an unfair, hurtful and evil move.

    And since every side likes to twist the DNA evidence each and every way to prove their point lets just settle on one simple DNA characteristic: the ability to ‘father many nations’ or seed many different racial groups. And the last time I checked, there was only one group of people on the planet with a wide enough-genome to produce blond hair blue-eyed, red hair green-eyed, brown, black, and all textures and colors. And that’s tiny little group of Africans, yet not all Africans come from that tribe.

    So let’s just wait and see how our brilliant and just president proceeds.

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