The article by Asaf Romirowsky, re-posted below, misses a few points. And he makes some errors. He has,right in his title, that Arab-propaganda phrase "the Palestinian people." That phrase should never be used, except to hold it up for inspection as an example of propaganda designed to disguise the Jihad, of Arabs and Muslims, against the Infidel nation-state of Isreal, by the invention of a "tiny people" that just wants its "legitimate rights" and so on and so bloody forth. Romirowsky also ccepts a variant o the theme when he uses the phrase "Palestinian refugee." Why does he do this? Why doesn't he point out that the original mandate for UNRWA never used that phrase, nor the word "Palestinian" in anything other than the adjectival sense? It was always "the Arab refugees."
Why doesn't he note, in making the point that the children of the approximately 590,000 Arabs who left what was Mandatory Palestine, in order to escape the conflict -- egged on by Arab broadcasts starting in the fall of 11947 -- in the assurance that they would, once the Arab armies had wiped out the Jews, return to help themselves to Jewish property (It didn't work out that way.), that Henry Kissinger's son is not a "German refugee" nor are the millions of children of those who were (far more legitimately than the soi-disant "Palestinians") refugees from the Nazis, or the Communists, described as "Polish" or "Czech" or "German" or Chinese "refugees." If they were born in America they are called Americans, if Canada Canadians, if in the U.K.,, British, and so on. Only in the case of these "Palestinians" is the refugee status encoded in the genes, and inherited. It's for obvious propasganda purposes, and it should be recognized as such, and despite the power of the Arab-Islmaic bloc, more than 60 years have passed, and those who might have once qualified as refugees as a result of the Arab decision to attack the nascent Jewish state, surely include only those who are at least sixty-four years old. They must nuimber, at mostl in the tens of thousands.
Not only is UNRWA now staffed, save at the very top, where non-Arab sympathizers and collaborators, carefully vetted by the "Palestinians" themselves, are still in positions of public prominence, with Arabs who have no intention of stopping the flow of money -- Western money -- to support these Arabs on a permanent dole, with an ever-incraasing list of those recfeiving aid. But UNRWA is up to its neck in collaborating with the "Palestinian" Arabs in the Jihad al-kalima, the propaganda jihad, against the Infidel nation-state of Israel;.
There are tens of millions of real, and recent, refugees, all over the world. If they are not getting the aid they need, it is because the "Palestinian" Arabs, and UNRWA, are hogging the limelight and holding greedily on to most of the U.N.'s refugee funds, just as the "Palestinian" cause uses up between one-third and one=half of the U.N.'s time which might, for example, be devoted, among other topics, to global warming.
Particularly maddening -- and this is another thing Asaf Romirowsky neglects to mention, is that it is the Western taxpayers who have, without their consent, been handing over billiions of dollars, over the past 60 years, to keep supporting all these Arabs, the "refugees" and their children, and their grandchildren, and plenty of other Arabs, too, indistinguishable by language, culture, religion, from the "Palestinian" Arabs but, seeing a good thing, have managed to get themselves on the URNWA dole. Why? Why, when the Muslim members of OPEC have recdeived, since 1973 alone, more than seventeen trillion dollars, not because of any effort on the part of their people, but simply because of an accident of geology, are they not asked, as part of their supposed "zakat" to fellow members of the Umma, the Community of Believers, to pay, or at least at this point to pay, given that the West is in economic trouble and those rich Arabs, with their fantastic lives (think of little Qatar, where 200,000 Qataris do nothing, and are waited on hand and foot by 1.6 million non-Qataris, the foreign wage slaves who take care of everything and make the tiny city-state run), have all the money in the world.
Make them pay for their felllow Arabs. Let's bow out. And if they won't pay? Well, that's an intra-Arab or intra-Muslm problem. Let the resentments of the poorer Arabs grow, but against the rich Arabs of the Gulf, not even more against the West, hated and despised as it is, not for being "free" but solely because it is non-Muslim.