Here is a press release about a resolution introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Frank Pallone (D-NJ).
The resolution seeks official recognition of “the oppression and expropriation of property faced by the 900,000 Jews who were expelled from Arab nations in the period leading up to and following the creation of the State of Israel. The resolution also seeks to promote peace in the Middle East by urging the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to resettle Palestinian refugees from Arab countries.”
It also calls upon the UNRWA not only to “take responsibility to ensure that these refugees are provided homes,” but also to make sure “that the educational materials provided by UNRWA do not promote anti-Semitic beliefs, and that UNRWA’s facilities are not being used to store weapons or to promote violence and terrorism.”
This is initiative attempts to call attention to the Jewish dhimmi refugees from Muslim nations in order to contrast the fates of the two refugee groups. I have enormous sympathy for the Palestinian refugees, and deplore how they have been used, as this resolution points out, “as a political weapon by Arab nations against Israel,” and as a recruiting grounds for Islamic terrorism. Thus I applaud this bipartisan resolution.