Skip to comments.UNRWA Director Backtracks on 'Right of Return' Criticism
Posted on 11/03/2010 3:03:19 PM PDT by Nachum
An UNRWA director has apologized after his comments on the right of return led to a backlash. Andrew Whitley, the outgoing head of UNRWA's New York office, had said that the Arab world's focus on return to Israel was a cruel illusion.
On Wednesday, Whitley said he had realized his previous statements were inappropriate and wrong. The statements do not reflect UNRWA's views, he said.
He sent a written apology to UNRWA headquarters, saying, I wish to put this letter on the public record out of concern that what I said in Washington could be interpreted in ways that negatively affect the reputation and work of UNRWA.
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IMHO one of the worst human rights violations in the world right now is keeping the pali's on "refugee" status in camps instead of giving them citizenship in the countries where they live. Soon there won't be anyone left who was even alive in 1948.
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He's right, it is a cruel illusion and that's not UNRWA's view, if it was UNWRA would be out of business.
“He sent a written apology to UNRWA headquarters, saying, I wish to put this letter on the public record out of concern that what I said in Washington could be interpreted in ways that get me and my family raped, then beheaded and our bodies burned in front of the UN main gate.”