Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2018) – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks on the announcement by the Trump Administration that the United States will discontinue contributions to UNRWA:
The Trump Administration made the correct call on a very difficult decision today. Ultimately, UNRWA is no longer viable because it continues to expand the number of beneficiaries at an unsustainable pace. What should be specifically noted is that the Trump Administration is committed to finding ways of working around UNRWA with other nations and assistance groups, and even directly with the Palestinians, to help the people, especially the children, in a better, more efficient manner. Ultimately, cutting out UNRWA was the best decision for the United States and the people who need the help the most. We applaud the Trump Administration for leading on the world stage.