From AP last week:
Actors Hugh Grant and Viggo Mortensen are among more than 25 celebrities and public figures expressing “horror” over President Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, an advocacy group said Thursday.
“The real target of this lethal attack is the Palestinian people themselves,” the group said in a joint statement. “It has been launched with the clear aim of dismantling their rights, by dismantling the institution that is charged with protecting them.”
Actresses Gillian Anderson, Olivia Wilde, Emma Thompson and Tilda Swinton were also among the signatories.
So rich celebrities, instead of funding UNRWA themselves, insist that you pay for a UN agency whose entire purpose is to encourage statelessness, An agency that does nothing to actually end the “refugee” status of millions of people. An agency that says it must exist until Palestinians are allowed to overrun Israel. An agency that is against turning “refugee camps” into permanent towns with normal infrastructure and housing.
Are they raising a couple hundred million dollars from their rich friends, telling them to commit to spending more every year for the foreseeable future to keep UNRWA alive?
Somehow I think if it was their money, they would suddenly be looking at UNRWA’s actions a lot more critically than when they simply say that the US should spend the money.
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