Leaks revealed this week expose what has become accepted information. US President Donald Trump’s administration hates UNRWA and would like to dissolve it and to cart off the classification of “refugees” from most of the Palestinians, including the two million registered refugees in Jordan.
Jered Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and the lead adviser on the Middle East is wrong. He mistakenly thinks that he and others in Washington can simply and unilaterally reverse a 70-year-old policy that has been enshrined in UN resolutions. What is worse is the attempt he is making at preventing an international UN agency, mandated by the General Assembly, from carrying out its humanitarian work that is focused on education, health and sanitation for the refugee camps.