On Tuesday, the Swedish ambassador to the United Nations moaned about the Trump administration’s plans to review funding for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), an organization that has been vehemently anti-Israel for its entire existence.
As Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, pointed out, the Swedish government hasn’t seemed to care about anti-Semitism from Muslims targeting Jews in Sweden:
The Swedish ambassador, Olof Skoog, complained, “My concern (is) that as we talk about region stability, withdrawing funding for UNRWA would be very negative both in terms of humanitarian needs of over 5 million people but also of course it would be destabilizing for the region.”
The United States, the largest donor to UNRWA, had given almost $370 million as of 2016, according to the organization’s website. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned that future American funding for UNRWA is under review. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for UNRWA to be dismantled.
UNRWA hates Israel so much that the agency took the picture of a young Arab girl standing amid rubble in Syria in late January 2015 and used the same picture in June 2017 to pretend the girl was a young girl in Gaza oppressed by the Israelis.
As Harry Khatchatrian wrote in The Daily Wire in March 2016:
UNRWA facilitates the spreading of anti-Semitic propaganda via many avenues, the most troublesome of which is perhaps its production of educational materials for children inciting hatred of Jews. Other examples include Nazi-like cartoons shared on social media by its staff and promoting terrorist-supporting flotillas and violence against Israel. UNRWA has also allowed Hamas – officially designated as a terrorist organization by both the U.S. and Canada – to use its facilities and has employed its members as staff.