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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Prince Nayef Received Award From UNWRA, WOOPTY DOO

I just came across this report on the Saudi Embassy site from Dec. 19 stating that UNWRA presented the Distinguished Donor Award to Prince Nayef of Saudi Arabia. The amount given on his orders to UNWRA by the Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian People according to this report was "since 2005 a total of 17.4 million. The donations for Gaza alone in 2009, 10 million" (is this 10 million in 2009 a part of the total of 17.4 mil since 2005? It seems so)

This is CHICKEN FEED to Prince Nayef on a personal level alone, not to mention tossing in all the rest of the royals. Remember his wife Maha Al-Sudairi? Six months ago the creditors caught up with her at her hotel in Paris, the George V of course. She owed 510,000 euros ($823,956) to luxury jewellers Chaumat and 70,000 euros ( $100,282) to a lingerie shop alone. The total she was said to have owed to creditors for God knows what was 13 MILLION euros ($18,623,800)

Gee, she did more shopping (surely over a shorter period of time-and she's just ONE royal) than the Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian People donated to UNWRA, in four years! Am I supposed to be impressed? NOT.

For the record, THIS report dated June 15, 2009 on the Saudi Embassy site gives a break down (as of that date) of total Saudi donations to Palestine. It's interesting indeed where the Saudis have prioritized and targeted their donations.

Note: this blogger just finds it disgusting donating this award to Prince Naif whose wife shops til she drops. Hope he felt proud receiving it. Also note, this was the first time this award was given by UNWRA.

From the UNWRA website:

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. The Agency’s core budget for 2010-2011 stands at $1.23 billion. In 2009, emergency appeals for the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon amounted to $827.4 million.


Princess Maja you should be absolutely ashamed of yourself, and so should all you other personal spending professionals in the royal family. Add in the non-royals too! Let's see any one of you walk in the shoes of a Palestinian in Gaza for even ONE day. You'd all be pooping your britches and whipping out your American Express Black Cards to get yourselves outta there.


4 comments:

jonathan said...

tHE sAUDIS ARE A SELFISH SELF SERVING DESERT BEDOUINS AND DESERVE NOTHING........THEIR GENEROSITY? IS SELF SERVING...PALACES...MORE PALACES...MORE OBSOLETE WEAPONS AND POOR SAUDI POPULACE IS LEFT WITH NOTHING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

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Robin said...

Jonathan,
You're not addressing the average bear here. I am amicably divorced from a Saudi with a Saudi-American daughter. Not every single Saudi there is can be lumped into a self-serving desert bedouin package.
In fact, there are many many Saudis who fully support the Palestinian people and more than put their money where their mouths are when coming to donate for their welfare. Do I think they could do more? Hell yes, but for all those who do, I DO know what many individuals have done but they don't receive awards like Prince Naif did which personally makes me puke.

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