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April 20, 2021

An ISIS-linked terror group in Egypt has executed Nabil Habashi Salama, 62, a Coptic Christian (Photo courtesy Twitter)

ISIS affiliate claims responsibility for Egypt beheadings Document

An UNRWA facility (File photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

"The Biden administration's course of action has thus far simply been to cancel everything the Trump administration did. Whether we agreed or disagreed with former President Trump, he is a President who thought outside the box, otherwise, these historical Abraham Accords would never have happened. This is what the Biden administration needs; its decision-making is stagnant because it is only returning us to the pre-Trump era, especially with its Middle Eastern foreign policy, which very few now support.

The Biden administration plans to provide $235 million in aid to the Palestinians, reinstating part of the assistance package that was axed by his predecessor, President Donald Trump. Of this budget, $150 million will go to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), $75 million in US economic and development assistance and $10 million is earmarked for peace-building programs.

The Biden administration should have made reinstating Palestinian aid conditional. This would mean that if the Palestinian Authority did not actively participate in finding a realistic solution to the conflict rather than rejecting out of hand each and every peace initiative, the UNRWA would threaten to pull out. This renewal should also require that UNRWA textbooks are monitored and faculty members are screened.

UNRWA textbooks must be monitored Article