Successful Palestinian Bid To Join WHO Could Affect U.N. Agency’s U.S. Funding
Daily Beast: Could a Pro-Israel Congress Cripple the World Health Organization?
“The ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians could soon claim a new, unexpected victim: the global fight against Ebola and other pandemics. A looming international controversy — created, in part, by American laws — threatens to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars to the World Health Organization, already reeling from the effects of the recent Ebola pandemic. … The World Health Assembly meets next month, and if the Palestinians make a successful bid for membership, the United States would have no choice but to withdraw funding for the global health initiatives it currently funds…” (Mak, 4/12).