MIDDLE EAST: Long Road to Jericho

In the land of the good Samaritan, it has been UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) that has met the stranger on the road to Jericho and given him succor—or, in modern specifications, emergency medical treatment, food, clothing and shelter. For ten years, since the end of the Israeli war in 1949, UNRWA has been helping support 1,000,000 Arab refugees in 58 camps around Israel's borders. Richer Arabs say it is up to the West to help their poor Arab brethren, because it was the West that invited Israel in to become a nation. The Israelis, for their...

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