There was an error in the reportage of a supposed “apology” from Miftah organization director Hannan Ashrawi for alleging that the Jews use Moslem or Christian blood in their Matzot.

What counts is what is written in Arabic.

When you check the Arabic web site of Miftah, not only is there no apology – the Miftah organization attacks those who dared to attack and criticize them for this allegation.

http://www.miftah.org/Arabic/Display.cfm?DocId=14701&CategoryId=7

Ù…Ùتاح – ‘Ù…Ùتاح’ تستنكر الهجمة التحريضية ضدها

رام الله- تدين المبادرة الÙلسطينية لتعميق الحوار العالمي والديمقراطية- Ù…Ùتاح، حملة التشويه التي يتم شنها ضد “Ù…Ùتاح” وضد من أسسها وهي د. حنان عشراوي، من قبل مدونة الكترونية تدعى “حكيم صهيون”ØŒ وتتهم Ùيها “Ù…Ùتاح” بالترويج Ù„Ùرية الدم خلال عيد الÙصح اليهودي، من خلال إعادة نشر مقاله منقولة على صÙحتها الإلكترونية أشارت للموضوع ÙÙŠ إحدى Ùقراتها.

وتوضح “Ù…Ùتاح” أن النص الوارد ÙÙŠ تعري٠قسم المقالات يشير بشكل واضح أن “المقالات والآراء المنشورة، تعبر عن رأي صاحبها، ولا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي Ù…Ùتاح”ØŒ مع العلم أن المقال قد تم رÙعه عن الصÙحة لتجنب أي سوء Ùهم من المكن أن يحدث.

إن “Ù…Ùتاح” تؤكد على رؤيتها ÙÙŠ تعميق الحوار العالمي والديمقراطية، والحل السلمي لحل النزاع الÙلسطيني الإسرائيلي، وهذا يتضح جلياً ÙÙŠ المقالات التي تنشر على الصÙحتين العربية والإنجليزية والتي تكتب باسم Ù…Ùتاح.

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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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