Aug 17, 2022
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The United Nations Relief and Works Association was established in 1949 to help the Palestinians. It is unknown whether Diala Ghneim, UNRWA’s new  Communications Manager, can help Palestinians but what is clear is that she has a history as a one-woman propaganda machine for disseminating antisemitism., a website that compiles dossiers on student activists, professors, and organizations that it considers anti-Israel or antisemitic, uncovered Ghneim’s disturbing history. 

According to the watchdog site,  Ghneim has supported terrorists on Facebook and is a member of the “F**k Israel” Facebook group. On her personal Facebook page under the name “Deyala GN,” she markets “Gaza swag” (i.e., t-shirts and fashion featuring pro-Gaza slogans). She also has a post that argues for a “Palestinian Issa (Jesus).” Her current Facebook page shows that she “likes” the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement and many anti-Israel groups.

She was a student activist with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Rutgers University (Rutgers) and attended the 2014 National SJP conference at Tufts University.

The Anti-Defamation League dedicated an article to SJP in which they chronicled the organization’s “confrontational tactics” and BDS advocacy. 

“SJP’s one-sided approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict sometimes goes so far as to tacitly or explicitly endorse Palestinians’ use of terrorism and violence to achieve their political goals,” the ADL wrote.

As of August 2019, Ghneim was listed as the Assistant Newsletter Coordinator at Ruman Project. Its website claims the Ruman Project is focused on “fostering Christian-Muslim relations and supporting refugees,” but its blog feed is rife with anti-Israel propaganda. 

UNRWA has been accused of employing people who post anti-Semitic content on social media, with some inciting violence and openly praising Adolf Hitler. Though it has been made aware of these problematic instances, UNRWA has repeatedly failed to act on the matter.