Friday, January 27, 2017
Trump Prepares Orders to Slash Funding for UN and World Bodies with Anti-Israel Agenda
Trump is hitting back at the UN, which has been mostly focused on an anti-Israel agenda.
The Trump administration is preparing executive orders that would clear the way to drastically reducing US funding to the United Nations and other international organizations, targeting specifically bodies that are anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
American funding accounts for 22 percent of the UN budget.
The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” and obtained by the New York Times, calls for terminating funding for any United Nations agency or other international body that meets any one of several criteria.
Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) or support programs that fund any activity that circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea.