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US State Department withholds additional $45 million from UNRWA, Times of Israel

TOI reports, “The United States will not provide $45 million that it had pledged last month to the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, Reuters reported a State Department spokesman as saying Thursday. The announcement came days after Washington withheld a separate $65 million, arguing that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) needed a ‘fundamental re-examination.’”

Trump’s flip-flop-flip on UNWRA no surprise for his tempering security advisers, Times of Israel

Frantic effort by Tillerson to prevent cutting off aid to Palestinian refugee agency rounds off a year of internal administration tensions over president’s foreign policy decision.

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