If UNRWA's work is so important, if it brings us closer to peace, if it restores dignity to the lives of dispossessed and destitute Arabs, then why, when you look at the top twenty list of donors to this agency that exists entirely from donations do you see that only one is Arab.In 2010, the most recent year for which we can find reliable data, that Arab donation (from an entity called Islamic Development Bank) comes in at number 19. Australia gave three times as much. And that was before last week's major gift announcement.
This is a truly key question to which there are some persuasive and deeply disturbing answers.
Without any doubt, Australia's increased payments are a step away from peace, not towards it, and in the direction of encouraging more and more and more terror. But that's for a separate post.