The “Iron Swords” war broke out in the early morning hours of October 7—fifty years and one day from the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The number of Jews killed was the most on one day since the Holocaust and Israelis have witnessed atrocities that they never thought would be repeated. MediaCentral was the first to help foreign journalists in the country get updated on what exactly was going on with a Zoom conference just hours after the war erupted. We have continued to follow the resulting military operations and have assisted the more than one thousand reporters who have been sent to the region to cover the events.
Jan. 28: Western Countries Freeze UNRWA Funding Amid October 7 Participation Allegations
with Dr. Adi Schwartz
Following allegations of UNRWA employees participating in October 7 massacre, several countries decided to freeze the organization’s funds.
Will more countries follow? How could this impact UNRWA’s activity and legitimacy? What should Israel do in light of these disconcerting findings?
Dr. Schwartz discussed these questions and more. He is a specialist in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. A research fellow at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, and the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy. Co-authored with Dr. Einat Wilf The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace (St. Martin’s Press, 2020).