UNRWA policy briefing for US Congressional Staff:
UNRWA Fact vs Fiction: Countering Disinformation and Helping Palestinians
Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 1:30pm EST
As Congress considers the Administration’s request for renewed UNRWA funding, you are invited to a timely briefing to discuss UNRWA policy and the disinformation campaign about how UNRWA operates.
Please witness a bipartisan Congressional briefing, via zoom, on Tuesday, May 11th at 1:30pm EST to dispel the myths about the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and how the US Congress can effectively support the needs of the Palestinians.
As Congress considers how much funding should be appropriated for UNRWA, there are important policy considerations that need to be addressed. Disinformation about the sourcing of textbooks (Palestinian Authority or UNRWA), the verification methods, role of the UN Secretary General, among others need to be understood in their proper context. UNRWA funding needs to support US national security concerns in the region by helping Palestinians move away from violence through removal of the UNRWA “war curriculum”. Most importantly, humanitarian aid through UNRWA needs to reach the people who need it most and help them move forward in a positive way toward a better future.
The briefing is hosted by the head of the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research, Mr. David Bedein, MSW, along with experts who have documented UNRWA operations for more than twenty years – Journalist Dr. Arnon Groiss, Dr. Debbie Soffen and Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Weisenthal Center.
Please see the attached PDF for presenter bios: Presenters UNRWA Policy Zoom Briefing
To RSVP, please use this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-GorD8pGdaJIE8_XTaxLEmrN0BNQwTu