Reshaping US aid to the Palestinians

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    [ What have the Palestinians and UNWRA have done with 11 Billion dollars since 1950? ]

    U.S. aid to the Palestinians remains subject to several legislative conditions and robust oversight from Congress. Bilateral assistance since 1994 has totaled more than $5 billion, and contributions to UNRWA since 1950 have totaled more than $6 billion.

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    Trump is attempting to force Abbas and the PLO to come to the table to negotiate.

    It has not worked before, it will not work now. As said previously, they will die continuing their Hudna until they "achieve" their goal.
     
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    Maybe the Palestinians did not make the list because they are "not" a country?
     
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    Ok...let’s look at aid. And some of the countries you mentioned.

    Tracking Billions of Dollars in Foreign Aid in One Map

    Israel 3.1B in economic aid
    Congo 453M
    West Bank/Gaza 417M
    Yemen 305M
     
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    It is when you consider total international aid per capita.

    $396 a year is you are Palestinian. And $28 a year if you are Yemeni. Eritrea is even worse.
     
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    They are listed as West Bank.
     
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    RE: Reshaping US aid to the Palestinians
    ※→ Coyote, et al,

    Like I said earlier, most productive aid is given to allies, to assist them in their human development projects. As you can see for yourself, reading the 2018 Human Development Index (and its components), Israel ranks 22 out of the 189 countries ranked. It is the than any of the Middle Eastern States, any State in the Arab League or Persian Gulf. It ranks higher than any African State, any State in Central Asia, and South East Asia.

    Israel must be doing something right if the next highest ranked Arab League (including any State in the MIddle East and Persian Gulf, Africa, Central Asia, and South East Asia ) is #34 United Arab Emirates (UAE only independence in 1971, has witnessed an economic growth of 231 times to 1.45 trillion AED in 2013.), closely followed by #37 Qatar,* #39 Saudi Arabia and #48 Oman.

    The State of Palestine ranked 119th; just above Iraq.

    One observation to make is: You don't have to be among the richest nations of the world to direct your resources properly and develop in all the ways that Human Development benefits the citizenry.

    The Richest Arab League States.png
    Excerpt of World Atlas Chart
    On the basis of GDP (nominal) per capita, Qatar is the richest country among the 22 member states of the Arab League.
    When Israel out ranks all it's (not so friendly - and then so) neighbors, then our aid to Israel is money well spent, and not going down the blackhole.

    * Qatar is the richest country in the world with a per capita income of $124,930. Qatar has a well-developed oil exploration industry where the petroleum industry accounts for 70% of its government revenue, 60% of its GDP and 85% of its export earnings.
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    "Human development is about human freedoms. It is about building human capabilities—not just for a few, not even for most, but for everyone."ª The Arab Palestinians just don't get it. If they were to divert their attention to reinvesting in their country, instead of fight with police, attacking Israelis, and creating havoc, they could be much better off. But they have a corrupt and ineffective leadership. If all these JDs and PhD that make the videos that our friend "P F Tinmore" presents to us ⇒ focused their energies into building the self-governing institutions of tomorrow, the West Bank and Gaza Strip would not be in the shape it is in today.

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    ª Human development indices and indicators 2018 statistical update

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    fRE: Reshaping US aid to the Palestinians
    ※→ P F Tinmore, et al,

    You are looking at this all wrong.

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    If the Hostile Arab Palestinians would adopt a peaceful relationship, instead of providing direct support for Jihadism, Fedayeen Activism, Hostile Insurgency Operations, Radicalized Islamic Behaviors, and Asymmetric Violence --- they wouldn't have bombs drop on them, a better credibility and a more receptive ear from the Israelis. But instead of helping to restore and ensure public order and safety, they do just the oppose.

    And then they cry about the outcome.

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    Perhaps if they were not in prison.
     
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    Citizens of what? There was no country.
     

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