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Why would Venezuela refuse international aid?

If President Maduro publicly accepts international aid, what does that say about him and his administration? It broadcasts a clear signal of weakness and distress. It says that he has failed to ...
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Why do most Israeli Jews oppose humanitarian aid to Palestinians?

Possibly, but not necessarily. As mentioned in the comments, framing matters a great deal in polls, and many people, perhaps most, do not have fully formed sets of entirely consistent opinions. That ...
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Why would Venezuela refuse international aid?

Maduro IS accepting international aid. Just not from the US. Maduro is accepting aid from Russia, China and other international governments.There are several reasons why Maduro would not accept aid ...
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Why do most Israeli Jews oppose humanitarian aid to Palestinians?

Given the protests around Kerem Shalom, which have been going on for about a month at least, it's clear that a number of Israelis want to condition aid on Hamas freeing the hostages. These protests ...
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Why would Venezuela refuse international aid?

Foreign aid, when all goes well, is a good thing. The usual metaphor is of neighbors helping neighbors get through a bad patch. International friendship, brotherhood of man, improving all of ...
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Why has the U.S. airdrop of supplies to Gaza been criticized as hypocritical?

It's somewhat simplistic to approach this situation with "good actions should be praised" approach. It works with small children, who might lack long-term perspective, but governments are ...
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How can a private person donate food to the Palestinians now?

Note: WCK has currently suspended operations within Gaza in response to the Israeli strike on the humanitarian convoy that killed all the members of their team. I am not sure if the suspension is ...
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Why has the U.S. airdrop of supplies to Gaza been criticized as hypocritical?

The critics aren't saying food shouldn't be delivered, or that US delivering it is in itself bad. They're implying, justifiably, that this US airdrop is happening as a PR move for the purpose of ...
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Is there clear public evidence for Netanyahu's assertion that Hamas is stealing the food aid at gunpoint, enough to affect the civilians in Gaza?

The latest that I have encountered is this video, posted on Ynetnews a few days ago: Watch: Palestinian gunmen open fire on Gazan civilians before humanitarian aid arrives IDF states Palestinian ...
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Is there any Western country that don't use market-based pathways to deliver food aid around the world?

Calling this "market-based" strikes me as vague and ideological, but I think the essence of the question can be understood to be about in-kind food aid versus cash assistance. Also, we ...
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Has Israel said anything about whether cutting Gaza in two makes any differece with respect to allowing more aid to South Gaza?

Perhaps. The Israeli Haaretz reports: Egyptian channel: Egypt is getting close to achieving a deal for humanitarian pause and hostage release Egyptian television channel Al-Kahera reports that, ...
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How much food aid for Gaza was ran though UNRWA vs other organizations, and what has been the impact on food aid of the UNRWA funding suspension?

UNWRA's status report from 29 January 2024 gives the following numbers: All information from 25- 27 January 2024, is valid as of 24 January 2024 at 22:30 Days 111-113 of Hostilities In the period ...
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Why would Venezuela refuse international aid?

A lot of aid comes with conditions that end up hurting the structure of the economy long term (over focus/investment in industries that serve the country supplying aid). As well, many times aid does ...
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Is there clear public evidence for Netanyahu's assertion that Hamas is stealing the food aid at gunpoint, enough to affect the civilians in Gaza?

There does not appear to be evidence to support this claim. While it is true that looting of aid has been observed, incidents have not involved guns and have not been linked to Hamas. Take for ...
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How can a private person donate food to the Palestinians now?

The most reliable international agency to donate money for Palestinians is the United Nations. The UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency created to specifically help palestine refugees. ...
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Is there clear public evidence for Netanyahu's assertion that Hamas is stealing the food aid at gunpoint, enough to affect the civilians in Gaza?

The general statement has been made since October, including from reputable sources. However, a few weeks ago (mid-February 2024) a US special envoy came to the conclusion that there is "no ...
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