Every now and then I will see a member of my family that is going through a tough time and I will send them a little bit of money to give them an extra boost when they need it.
For example, my grandmother is a dear sweet woman. She’s nearing 90 and likes nothing more than to sit and do her little crossword puzzles and do laundry. Yeah, actually loves doing laundry. Anyway, I was talking to her the other day and she said that her dryer that she has had since the 1970s finally went out on her. I had a new washer/dryer delivered to her house the next afternoon.
On the other hand, if someone who had been a complete jerk to me in college made the first contact they had made in a decade to ask for money; I would promptly tell them to go piss up a rope.
In the volatile Middle East, full of autocrats and theocrats, Israel stands as the one actual democracy. Yet despite this, the United Nations has been acted like an implacable enemy to Israel, levying condemnatory resolutions against Israel far more than against any other country in the area.
Given that, you may find it strange that Israel has been providing funds to the United Nations. However, Israel may now be fighting back, hitting them in the pocketbook. From Biz Pac Review: Israel has announced plans to suspend an estimated $6 million in funding to the U.N.
The Times of Israel reported: The cut to Israel’s $40 million annual contribution to the United Nations represented the portion of the UN budget allocated to four committees on Palestinian issues, the Israeli mission said.
Those committees include the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Division for Palestinian Rights, the Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, and the Special Information Program on the Question of Palestine of the U.N. Department of Public Information.