No, Trump Is Not A Racist For Ending UNRWA Funding

No, Trump Is Not A Racist For Ending UNRWA Funding

The United Nations is an observer, a responsible parent if you wish — and no good parent can openly declare a favorite child.

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When news broke out that the United States is cutting off funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), media outlets went into a frenzy. After all, what better opportunity is there to once again label President Trump as a racist, socially conservative monster who could not care less for the hopeless lives of poor Palestinians living under the destructive conditions of the Israeli apartheid?

Before breaking it all down, some background would be useful. The State of Israel was established in 1948. At the time of its establishment, following a brutal war brought on by its Arab neighbors, the tiny state did displace around a couple hundred thousand of the land's native Arab residents — some estimates state around 700,000.

The UNRWA was created in 1949 with the intention of aiding some of those refugees in creating a new life.

Fast forward to 2018. This is perhaps the only case in history where refugees from over 70 years ago still hold their "refugee" status, refusing to change, accept or resettle in new lands.

Moreover, since all offspring produced by the original 700,000 are also automatically awarded refugee status, there are now more than five million UNRWA recognized Palestinian refugees. At the time of the UNRWA's creation, the total population — Jewish and Arab — living in Canaan was around a million.

But the UN's sympathetic approach toward the Palestinian issue is the root of the problem. There is no denying that there is a conflict in the Middle East. There is no denying that, yes, in the last 70 years, the Israeli government was led by some questionable figures who made questionable decisions and acted in regrettable manners.

However, there is no denying that much of the same, if not more, can be said on the Palestinian side — and that's putting it lightly.

The United Nations is an observer, a responsible parent if you wish. And no good parent can openly declare a favorite child. But that is exactly what the UN has done over the years. Israel has the most resolutions imposed against a country in UN history.

And the bias is especially clear when one considers the aid UNRWA has put into the terrorist-controlled Gaza Strip. The Hamas terror organization has used UN money to fund schools and enrichment programs to the impoverished and promote a terror-oriented curriculum. Hamas has also used UN-sanctioned schools as launch sites in its various conflicts with Israel.

In short, Trump's decision was very simple and rather reasonable. U.S. money that goes into UNRWA, in fact, goes in the hands of Hamas — not into the hands of impoverished Gazan children. It goes to promote terror, construct firearms and pay for Hamas leaders' lavish lifestyles.

Trump's decision makes sense. If your car engine does not work, continually adding oil to it will not make it any better.

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6 Things You Should Know About The Woman Who Can't Stand Modern Feminism

Yes, she wants to be heard too.

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2018 is sort of a trap for this woman. She believes in women with all of the fire inside of her, but it is hard for her to offer support when people are making fools of themselves and disguising it as feminism.

The fact of the matter is that women possess qualities that men don't and men possess qualities that women don't. That is natural. Plus, no one sees men parading the streets in penis costumes complaining that they don't get to carry their own fetus for nine months.

1. She really loves and values women.

She is incredibly proud to be a woman.

She knows the amount of power than a woman's presence alone can hold. She sees when a woman walks into a room and makes the whole place light up. She begs that you won't make her feel like a "lady hater" because she doesn't want to follow a trend that she doesn't agree with.

2. She wants equality, too

She has seen the fundamental issues in the corporate world, where women and men are not receiving equal pay.

She doesn't cheer on the businesses that don't see women and men as equivalents. But she does recognize that if she works her butt off, she can be as successful as she wants to.

3. She wears a bra.

While she knows the "I don't have to wear a bra for society" trend isn't a new one, but she doesn't quite get it. Like maybe she wants to wear a bra because it makes her feel better. Maybe she wears a bra because it is the normal things to do... And that's OK.

Maybe she wants to put wear a lacy bra and pretty makeup to feel girly on .a date night. She is confused by the women who claim to be "fighting for women," because sometimes they make her feel bad for expressing her ladyhood in a different way than them.

4. She hates creeps just as much as you do. .

Just because she isn't a feminist does not mean that she is cool with the gruesome reality that 1 in 5 women are sexually abused.

In fact, this makes her stomach turn inside out to think about. She knows and loves people who have been through such a tragedy and wants to put the terrible, creepy, sexually charged criminals behind bars just as bad as the next woman.

Remember that just because she isn't a feminist doesn't mean she thinks awful men can do whatever they want.

5. There is a reason she is ashamed of 2018's version of feminism.

She looks at women in history who have made a difference and is miserably blown away by modern feminism's performance.

Not only have women in the past won themselves the right to vote, but also the right to buy birth control and have credit cards in their names and EVEN saw marital rape become a criminal offense.

None of them dressed in vagina costumes to win anyone over though... Crazy, right?

6. She isn't going to dress in a lady parts costume to prove a point.

This leaves her speechless. It is like the women around her have absolutely lost their minds and their agendas, only lessening their own credibility.

"Mom, what are those ladies on TV dressed up as?"

"Ummm... it looks to me like they are pink taco's honey."

She loves who she is and she cherished what makes her different from the men around her. She doesn't want to compromise who she is as a woman just so she can be "equal with men."

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The State Of Our Country Motivated Me To Major In Political Science

I'm very happy I claimed the major I do now.

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I didn't always know what I wanted to do. I was raised on the idea that I could only be three things. I could be a doctor, lawyer or a teacher.

Over time, I tried to fit into those roles. I shaped my interests into those jobs. Although I had already decided, there was always a voice that questioned that choice.

I was very quiet because I knew how my parents would feel if I decided I wanted to be something that may not have fit into the small criteria I was given.

First, I'd like to explain why my parents held such a concept in high regards. My parents are immigrants who had to work incredibly hard to get me through school. They always had to pull through so they could get me what I needed. They had no problem working this hard if it meant that I could secure my future by going into a career that would bring in a good income. These were the jobs they associated with this.

However, the last two years of high school, I found myself attracted to our political world. I love history, I love the law, but most importantly, I love helping people.

I saw the state our country and thought that I'd like to change it. I think politics has become too much about money and too little about helping the people.

Studying political science is the most fulfilling thing I've done thus far. I feel like I will be able to do something for others.

My goal is to create change, even on a small scale. I want to give back to the people. I want to help them improve their lives. I want to show people that there are people who are on their side.

I want to give back to my parents, the people who have supported and fought for me.

There are the reasons why I chose what I did but more importantly, I do this for my parents but I also do it for this country.

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