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The federal Liberals are open to restoring funding for a controversial UN agency that works with Palestinians and was cut off by the former Conservative government over its alleged ties to Hamas, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau confirmed Sunday.

The government has indicated it wants Canada to return to its role as an “honest broker” in the region while remaining closely allied with Israel. It is now reviewing whether to extend humanitarian funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which was established in 1950 to deal with Palestinian refugees and continues to work in Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

“The channel of communication is open,” Ms. Bibeau said on CTV’s Question Period with The Globe and Mail’s Robert Fife, which aired Sunday. “We’re discussing it; we’re evaluating the situation. And a decision will be taken shortly.”

The Liberals are eyeing a plan to provide $15-million to the Palestinian relief agency, The Globe and Mail reported earlier this month. But B’nai Brith Canada, a leading Jewish lobby group, said Sunday that it strongly opposes the resumption of funding to UNRWA.


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Ottawa eyes fresh funding for UN group with alleged ties to Hamas - The Globe and Mail