The Trump Administration is Right to Cut USAID Funding to the West Bank and Gaza. Here’s Why.

Matt Brodsky

14 days ago

December 02, 2018

The US Decision to Cut USAID Funding to the West Bank & Gaza Explained: A lively debate lays out the US position on funding Palestinian rejectionism. It’s all about getting a good return on our investment and we haven’t for decades. SSG Sr Fellow Matt Brodsky makes the case in a Twitter thread.

About the Author

Matt Brodsky

Matthew RJ Brodsky is a Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group. Previously, he served as the Director of Policy for the Washington, DC-based think tank, the Jewish Policy Center and as the Editor of its journal, inFOCUS Quarterly. Prior to that he was a Legacy Heritage Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. Brodsky is a frequent contributor to the National Review, Weekly Standard, Jerusalem Post, National Interest, the Federalist, and the Hill, and is frequently interviewed as a Middle East subject expert in newspapers internationally, on television news outlets, and nationally syndicated radio shows. A specialist in Middle East affairs, Arab politics, and political Islam, he graduated with magna cum laude honors with a Master of Arts degree in Middle East History from Tel Aviv University. His website is