MENA Salon: No Relief for UNRWA

Workshop: MENA Salon | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On January 16, the Trump administration announced that it is withholding $65 million in aid to the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Why is the Trump administration cutting funding now? What effects will the shortfall have on Palestine, Israel, and the broader Middle East? What is UNRWA’s mandate and what is its role today? In this week’s MENA Salon we will consider these questions and other queries pertinent to the UN agency and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/

The MENA Salon is a weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

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