Senior Israeli government minister, Yariv Levin, has proposed that the Israeli cabinet adopt a decision, which would become a precedent, not to enforce the decision of the court to destroy 17 homes in Nativ Avot, in Elazar, because of a one meter building infraction.

3,000 Jewish homes are now in this category, three times as many as the gov’t destroyed in Gush Katif.

The way to get the Israeli gov’t to act is to galvanize support for Levin’s initiative.

First step. Ask  as many people as possible who do not identify themselves as residents of Judea/Samaria to write their support to Levin, who is on facebook and whose contact details are listed on the Israeli Knesset web site, in Hebrew, English and Russian.

If people in Judea and Samaria  who feels passionately about this issue were to activate ten people who do not live inside Judea and Samaria, this first step  will work.

Levin must  feel popular pressure to act.

This is the call to act on a basic moral law.

Remember the precdent of Amos Kenan, who refused an immoral order to destroy homes after the six day war and became a hero.

http://israelbehindthenews.com/the-amos-kennan-precedent-why-idf-soldiers-resist-orders-to-demolish-communities/6201/

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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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