Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

[Editor’s Note: This is the burning question – WHY, after the Israeli war for independence, were the Jewish refugees flooding into Israel’s safety from their now-hostile home countries, numbering 1 million, immediately settled and the “Palestinian” Arab refugees, fleeing Israel during the same war, NOT settled – ever? Answer? “UNRWA.”

UNRWA (the UN Relief and Works Agency for Refugees) was created to maintain the Arabs’ “refugee” status INDEFINITELY. All other refugees in the world are handled by a different UN agency, the UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees) and settling all the rest of the world’s refugees after various civil disruptions has mostly taken place within a few years… UNRWA has not “settled” a single refugee! This corrupt and twisted organization exists only to foment unrest between Arabs and Jews and must be defunded by all reasonable nations worldwide.

It is also a matter of sovereignty for Israel that helped settle the Jewish refugees . The sovereign rights granted at San Remo Italy on April 25th, 1920 by the winners of World War 1, the “Supreme Council of Allied Powers,” as they also granted sovereign rights to the people of lands surrounding Israel after the break-up of the Ottoman Empire encompassing the Middle East. This sense of safety and “home” afforded by these “San Remo Accords” gave 800,000 of those 1 million refugees from Yemen, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, etc. a place to go – to the “Land of Israel!”

The other 200,000 Jewish refugees during and after Israel’s initial struggle for independence fled to the United States. Educate yourself and share this page with friends!]

Video published on May 2, 2016 by the PragerU YouTube channel – It’s been seven decades since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and yet there are still an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees…and zero Jewish refugees. With so many nearby Arab allies of the Palestinians, how did this happen? What does it say about Israel? What does it say about its Arab neighbors? Dumisani Washington, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel, explains.

Article below published on October 21, 2018 by Avi Abelow for IsraelUnwired.com

The USA, under President Truman in 1952, gave over $100 million to Arab countries to resettle the Arab refugees. But they took the money and never resettled their Arab/Muslim brethren. That amount in 1952 is equivalent to $1.5 billion today! Israeli researcher Koby Barda accidentally came upon this information. He was in the midst of a research project during his studies at Haifa University.


The exposure of this 1952 diplomatic initiative is mind-blowing. It reveals that the USA once understood that the Arab/Muslim countries, who launched the 1948 war to destroy Israel, were the ones responsible for resettling the Arab refugees created by their failed war against the Jews.

In addition, it reveals that the USA gave the Arab world the money necessary to resettle the Arab/Muslims who lost their homes in that war. However, the Arabs went ahead andpocketed the money instead. They chose to never resettle their Arab/Muslim brethren.

Once a Refugee, Always a Refugee

The 600,000 Arab/Muslim refugees in 1952 were left to remain and balloon into a population of over 5 million today. This is according to the United Nations. They are the only refugee population in the world that grows. All other refugee populations resettle and disappear after a few years. But because the Arab/Muslim world never resettled their Arab/Mulsim brethren, this “refugee” population remained and grew.

Jewish and Arab/Muslim Refugees

It’s been seven decades since the 1948 Arab/Muslim-Israeli war. Yet there are still according to many estimates, 5 million Arab/Muslim refugees that the world calls “palestinians.” By the end of that war, there were 850,000 Jewish refugees. But Israel took them in and settled them in Israel. Within a few years, zero Jewish refugees remained from that Arab/Muslim-Jewish war. With so many Arab/Muslim allies of the “palestinian” Arabs, how did this happen? What does it say about Israel? And what does it say about its Arab neighbors?

President Truman’s Plan

Researcher Koby Barda accidentally discovered that President Harry Truman tried to help solve the joint Jewish and Arab resettlement issue back in 1952.

Post World War II, the USA poured millions of dollars into the Marshall plan to rebuild Europe. At the same time the U.S. decided to provide money in order to help Israel and the Arab/Muslim states solve the refugee problem. This problem affected both communities, the Jews and the Arab/Muslims.

American Aid

The initial American plan included giving $50 million equally to the Jewish State of Israel and to the Arab states.  The money was slated to build the necessary infrastructure and tackle the refugee problem from the war. The US gave the money to resettle the Arab/Muslim refugees to the UN agency who’s job was to help the refugees. Then the Americans gave the Arab/Muslim countries an additional $53 million for “technical cooperation.” In effect, the Arab/Muslim countries received double the amount of money given to Israel to resettle the Jewish refugees.  This despite the fact that Israel took in more refugees. The total amount – around $153 million towards this plan at the request of then-President Harry Truman is equal to $1.5 billion today.

Down the Drain…

“In hindsight, the Americans have already paid to have the Palestinian refugees accommodated.  But they are still defined as refugees and still living in refugee camps. Israel, on the other hand, has taken in [Jewish] refugees from Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, given them citizenship, and ended the matter. In Jordan, where most of the “palestinian” [Arab] refugees wound up and which signed the aid deal with the U.S. – unlike Syria, which refused – there are still “palestinian” [Arab] refugee camps. This is the asymmetry in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  It’s very important to the historical narrative and to any future attempt to reach an agreement,” Barda explained in his interview with the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom.

Click here for the full article about this recent accidental discovery.

Video below Published on Nov 30, 2017 by the WorldJewish Congress YouTube channel – They left under the cover of night. They couldn’t even say goodbye. They left everything behind. Many of them never returned, even for a short visit… These are the stories of the Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. From Iran to Morocco, here are only nine of the 850,000 such stories.

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