Israel also objects to the agency's method of classifying refugees, with descendants also eligible to register.
"I have made a simple proposal: UNRWA support funds need to be gradually shifted to the UNHCR, with clear criteria for supporting genuine refugees, not fictitious refugees as happens today under UNRWA", the Israeli prime minister said. "It also perpetuates the narrative of the so-called "right of return" with the aim of eliminating the State of Israel, and therefore UNRWA must disappear".
The Israeli Prime Minister said that practical steps must be taken to change the situation in which "UNRWA perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem instead of resolving it". Now it is limited to those who reside in UNRWA's "areas of operation in the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Lebanon, Jordan and Syria", UNRWA's website says.
Israel is deeply critical of UNRWA, charging that the organization harbors terrorists and perpetuates the Palestinian "refugee" problem indefinitely, thus blocking a potential resolution to the conflict.
Issues about the agency's funding were sparked on January 3, when U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened to axe aid funding for Palestinians.
The Israeli leader said he first raised the issue with Washington's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley in June.
Trump threatened earlier this week to withhold future aid payments to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over what he called the Palestinians' unwillingness to talk peace with Israel.
The United States has long provided the Palestinian Authority with much-needed budgetary support and security assistance, as well as an additional $304 million for UN programs in the West Bank and Gaza.
On Friday, in a report denied by a State Department official, the Axios news site said Washington had frozen $125 million in funding for UNRWA. For example, Breitbart Jerusalem reported last week that the agency was unable to confirm whether its statistic of 500,000 was a true reflection of the number of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon when that country's own bureau of statistics cites 175,000 - almost two thirds less than UNRWA's number.
It also distributes aid and provides teacher training centers, health clinics and social services.
I know they don't want me - guy with accent, long hair ", Franco said in his signature Wiseau accent. "So I show them. Dave Franco told The Times, "trust me it was a whole thing" about trying to get everyone together.
Bills running back LeSean McCoy gutted out an ankle injury sustained in the regular-season finale win over the Miami Dolphins . Taylor does a great job of not turning the ball over but he was often inaccurate with his passes this season.
Barkley refused to sign a new contract with Everton and the club have been willing to sell the midfielder since the summer. Allardyce went on to say, "The club was resigned before I got here that they were going to lose Ross".
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has sent a congratulatory message to George Weah for emerging president of Liberia. Weah, who had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, beat Vice President Joseph Boakai, who took 38.5 per cent of the vote.
Current updates to macOS and iOS protect against Meltdown, and Apple is working on providing better protections against Spectre. Apple this evening has officially released a statement on the Meltdown and Spectre bugs affecting ARM and Intel processors.
The legendary annual show has been marking the end of the year from New York's Times Square for decades, and 2018 is no exception. While numerous performances will be in Times Square, singers will be performing on the west coast and in New Orleans.
While being arrested, de Lesseps allegedly continued to yell, "I'm going to f-ing kill you" while police got her under control. De Lesseps' friend Olson told Page Six that the man who was in bed with the star was "a guy she had previously dated".
According to Variety , Jerry Van Dyke , Emmy-nominated actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke , died on Friday at age 86. Jerry's wife, Shirley Ann Jones, told the New York Times that his health had deteriorated since a traffic accident in 2015.
Perkins said the once-iconic department store has had just one quarter of positive same-store sales growth in the last 12 years. Sears Canada, of which Sears Holdings owns 10 percent, filed for bankruptcy in June and is in the process of liquidation.
The Egyptian Aviation Authority confirmed 19 people were injured in the crash, which took place at about 7:30 a.m. local time. Interested in Egypt? Add Egypt as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Egypt news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Miller, who is known for his hard-edge attacks on political opponents and the news media, that he was wasting his audience's time. But Tapper responded: "The president has an approval rating in the 30s, I don't know what's magical that you're talking about".
There was a 52 percent drop in prostate cancer deaths between 1993 and 2015, the latest numbers available. The most recent rate represents a 26 percent decline from the peak of cancer mortality in 1991.
Scott Schoettes , a senior attorney for Lambda Legal who resigned from the council in June, considers the firings "dangerous". All 16 remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS were fired earlier this week.
Gruden famously won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Bucs back in 2003. when he beat the Raiders . The Raiders will still be in Oakland for the upcoming season before their eventual move to Las Vegas.
The former NY senator blamed then-FBI Director James Comey reopening the case right before the election on her shocking loss. A large number of emails that Clinton did not disclose during her tenure were revealed during the hearing of the lawsuit.
Bitcoin drops below $14,000 in overnight trading on statement from South Korean government that trading is "overheated". South Korea's government said it plans to implement special measures to control virtual currency speculation.
Platelets: The clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment and always in great demand. O-negative is a universal blood type, meaning that it can be given to a patient no matter what blood type they have.
According to "Today", the fire is being described as a "one-alarm fire", and officials say no injuries have been reported . Trump's primary residence was in the building before his election victory and inauguration almost a year ago.
He lost the special election to Democrat Doug Jones on December 12, turning Alabama blue from red for the first time in 25 years. The statement says investigators don't believe the fire is linked to Moore or the allegations against him.
The protests joined by hundreds of people on the pretext of poverty and unemployment in Iran have entered the fifth day. The protester used a sporting gun during the incident, the IRIB TV channel reported on its Telegram messenger account.
Samsung used to be a contender in this arena, as well, but the South Korean giant has since shifted its focus on QLED display. The approval of establishing this plant has also been given by the South Korean government.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer also reaffirmed the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date of Spring 2018 for the PS4 and Xbox One . It seems like every other week there is a new retailer listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 that has a new release date.
Beloit's rate in November was down a full percentage point from November of 2016 when the jobless rate was 4.7 percent. Lewis County's rate rose from a record low of 5.5 percent in October to 5.9 percent in November.
It has been a record breaking journey for Tiger Zinda Hai and Bollywood couldn't have bargained for anything lesser from it. Tiger Zinda Hai has continued its great run at the Box Office even on its 6th day at the Box Office.