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Why Does UNRWA Still Exist?

The UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) was founded in 1949 as a temporary organisation to settle Arab refugees after Arab countries declared war on Israel in 1948.

Another temporary organisation that was formed soon after was UNKRA (United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency) with the mandate to settle refugees from the Korean conflict. The reasons for these two temporary organisations was that at the time, the UN refugee agency was predominantly preoccupied with refugees from Europe, so the presumption was that a temporary organisation could help settle refugees from other conflicts.


2024-03-05T15:32:26+11:00February 26th, 2024|News|

Beit-Haam Swords of Iron War

Dear friends,

We are happy to share with you the booklet Iron Swords, carefully prepared by the Department of Diaspora Affairs in the World Zionist Council. Using videos, items from the press and websites, this booklet helps to broaden the scope of relevant topics and raise basic and relevant questions.

We invite you to choose the sections that interest you the most, and devote time and thought to them. We also encourage you to hold a candid and open-minded discussion dealing with them. We are always here to assist with context, information or any clarifications you may need.

Shabat Shalom


Ayal Marek
President ARZA
Co Vice President UPJ

2024-03-05T15:25:33+11:00February 22nd, 2024|News|

UPJ Israel Solidarity Trip 3-10 May 2024 Announcement

Dear Friends,

We are very excited to launch our first ever UPJ Solidarity Mission to Israel (See flyer).

October 7 changed the lives of every Israeli, and it also changed us in the Diaspora. One outcome from this experience has been the re-connection of Israeli’s and Diaspora Jewry. Our shared destiny and the importance of supporting each other in these challenging times has not been more apparent than it is now.


2024-03-05T15:26:55+11:00February 20th, 2024|News|
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