At this point in time, the US ​funds PA and UNRWA education​ with no restrictions.

If you did ​not ​know about  PA/UNRWA school books and the orientation of their teachers, you would instinctively think that aid to education is a good thing.

​However, this year, the Center for Near East Policy Research, with partial funding from the Simon Wie​sennthal Center, hired journ​alists with Phd’s in Islamic Studies to translate all  PA schoolbooks taught to 492,000 children in the schools of the UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, funded with a $640 million education budget from  68 nations.

Biggest donor is the US, which contributed $300 million this year to UNRWA, with  54% of the UNRWA budget allocated to education​.​ ​Results: The 205 school books examined in the PA/UNRWA curriculum​ indoctrinate children to make war against the Jews.

New PA school books openly discuss the fate of  six  million Jews who live in the country after its “liberation” of Palestine: Expulsion of the usurper (code name for Israel) and extermination of the foreigners’ defeated and scattered remnants.

This element in PA schoolbooks used by UNRWA sounds the alarm:

“Let us sing and learn by heart: The Nobles’ Land [Ard al-Kurama’]
I have sworn! I shall sacrifice my blood
To water the nobles’ land
And I shall remove the usurper [ghaseb] from my country
And shall exterminate [ubid] the foreigners’ scattered remnants [fulul al-ghuraba’]
O land of Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and the sacred place [haram],
O cradle of pride and nobility
Patience, patience, for victory is ours
And dawn will peep out from darkness”

Taken from “Our Beautiful Language”, Grade 3, Part 2 (2016) p. 64
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This year, the Center for Near East Policy Research commissioned a new investigation to determine the extent to which  terrorist organizations ​continue to  ​dominate the faculty and administration of UNRWA schools.​

The results of the study: Terrorist organizations rule the roost in Gaza UNRWA schools, with the US as the primary funder. ​

​Now is the time for  US citizens to give feedback to the US ambassador to Israel, and to the US Congressional Committees that oversee US Middle East policy, about US funded schools.

How to communicate Middle East policy concerns to the US Congress

Individualized letters to public officials from concerned citizens are taken seriously.

What follows is a suggested communication  to the US ambassador to Israel, which could be used as a model letter to members of Congress to stop US funding of war indoctrination.

​The Hon. David Friedman

​US Ambassador to ​Israel

​Dear Ambassador Friedman,

​As a​ US ​ citizen, I wish to bring ​a ​concern​​ to your attention, since UNRWA & Gaza ​ ​come within areas of your jurisdiction.​

​The US allocates funds to Palestinian Authority schools in the UNRWA system. A ​new study ​of Palestinian Authority textbooks conducted by the Center for Near East Policy Research, underwritten by ​the Simon Wiesenthal center​,​​ reveals that Palestinian Authority text books used by UNRWA reflect a system of war indoctrination.

Full study of school books now used by UNRWA & the Palestinian Authority

A new study of UNRWA schools in Gaza,  conducted by the Center for Near East Policy Research​,​​ reveals that Hamas, designated by the US, UN, EU, Canada, the UK and Australia as   terror organization, dominates UNRWA schools in Gaza, since Hamas maintains tight control over the UNRWA workers union in Gaza and the UNRWA teachers union in Gaza.

Hamas continues to operate freely in UNRWA schools in GAZA

The more feedback that Ambassador Friedman gets in reasonable, individualized letters, the better.

The key question to ask: Why the US ​does not ​condition funds to UNRWA and the PA ​on the removal of inciteful text​s and removal of ​​terrorists ​fr​om US-funded UNRWA schools?

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David Bedein is an MSW community organizer and an investigative journalist.

 

In 1987, Bedein established the Israel Resource News Agency at Beit Agron to accompany foreign journalists in their coverage of Israel, to balance the media lobbies established by the PLO and their allies.

 

Mr. Bedein has reported for news outlets such as CNN Radio, Makor Rishon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, BBC and The Jerusalem Post, For four years, Mr. Bedein acted as the Middle East correspondent for The Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. Bedein has covered breaking Middle East negotiations in Oslo, Ottawa, Shepherdstown, The Wye Plantation, Annapolis, Geneva, Nicosia, Washington, D.C., London, Bonn, and Vienna. Bedein has overseen investigative studies of the Palestinian Authority, the Expulsion Process from Gush Katif and Samaria, The Peres Center for Peace, Peace Now, The International Center for Economic Cooperation of Yossi Beilin, the ISM, Adalah, and the New Israel Fund.
 

Since 2005, Bedein has also served as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research.

 

A focus of the center’s investigations is The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In that context, Bedein authored Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict – UNRWA Policies Reconsidered, which caps Bedein’s 28 years of investigations of UNRWA. The Center for Near East Policy Research has been instrumental in reaching elected officials, decision makers and journalists, commissioning studies, reports, news stories and films. In 2009, the center began decided to produce short movies, in addition to monographs, to film every aspect of UNRWA education in a clear and cogent fashion.

 

The center has so far produced seven short documentary pieces n UNRWA which have received international acclaim and recognition, showing how which UNRWA promotes anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in their education’

 

In sum, Bedein has pioneered The UNRWA Reform Initiative, a strategy which calls for donor nations to insist on reasonable reforms of UNRWA.

Bedein and his team of experts provide timely briefings to members to legislative bodies world wide, bringing the results of his investigations to donor nations, while demanding reforms based on transparency, refugee resettlement and the demand that terrorists be removed from the UNRWA schools and UNRWA payroll.

 

Bedein’s work can be found at:

www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com and www.cfnepr.com.

A new site,unrwa-monitor.com, will be launched very soon.

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