Last July, our agency raised concerns ​at the US Congress ​about current PA school books used in US-funded UNRWA schools.

We have worked on this issue for the past 16 years. ​When the new PA school books came out, we met with Yassir Arafat and received his permission to review the new PA school books which have been issued ever since August 1, 2000.

Arafat introduced me to his Minister of Education, whose office has provided all new editions of the PA school books to our office ever since.

While Arafat assured us that the new PA school books would be harbingers of peace, this has not been the case. Not by a long shot.

We asked the Vatican to review and provide the first translations and analysis of the new PA school books.

The Papal report on the new PA school books concluded that they were “manuals of war”.

As a result of the Vatican report on the new PA school books, the Italian government withdrew all funds at the time from PA education.

For the past 16 years, US AID has allowed the inclusion of lethal text books into the PA/UNRWA curriculum.

 

The US provides 33% of the UNRWA budget; $400 million, with no constraints on the school books to be used.​

​​Last July, we were referred by ​Dr. ​Kobi Michael of ​the ​INSS to speak with Dave Harden of US AID concerning the indiscretions of the PA curriculum.

Mr. Harden  referred us to his superiors at the office of  Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) which oversees the US relationship with the PA and with UNRWA.

This US-UNRWA framework agreement allows UNRWA to decide if there are any indiscretions in the UNRWA operation.

At the suggestion of Mr. Harden, we met with a senior official of PRM, who assured us that current PA school books meet with standards of peace education and neutrality.

We presented an interim report on the PA /UNRWA school books on July 31, 2015 to the senior staff of the US House Foreign Relations Committee​

Because of  assurances that we received from PRM that new PA school books do meet standards of peace education, our office purchased all 120 new PA school books and hired two veteran Arabic speaking journalists to translate and review all of the new PA school books.

Here are  examples of the ​textbooks ​now ​being taught in the PA and ​UNRWA schools.​ Make sure to open this link and scroll down, reading to the end.

More of the same. War education preparation. Is it any wonder that so many PA youth, male and female, are proud to be the knife-wielding bestial murderers of innocent Jewish civilians of all ages?

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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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