Concerning US efforts to facilitate a new peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the Trump Administration has focused on political and security details, along with economics and strategic communications, as reported by The Washington Post on Friday, August 3.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-staffs-up-mideast-team-for-peace-plan-rollout/2018/08/02/0bb74566-96b1-11e8-818b-e9b7348cd87d_story.html?utm_term=.089bb9da279e

However, the Trump administration’s plan ignores the critical issue of  textbooks distributed to UNRWA schools by the Palestinian Authority , which openly indoctrinate a new generation to take up arms for the Palestinian “right of return” to villages, which existed before 1948.

That  curriculum focuses on dehumanization, delegitimization, and demonization of the Jews.

These new texts do not uphold the validity of the 1967 lines or the 1949 lines. Instead, their schools indoctrinate a new generation to believe in the eradication of the Zionist presence by any means possible.

As early as first grade and continuing each successive year, the PA and UNRWA do not encourage peace; instead they sanction the “right of return by force of arms” as the only option for the new generation.

To understand the depth of Arab education endorsing war, the US Congress commissioned a GAO study of PA/UNRWA schoolbooks.  This important analysis was completed in April.  However, the Trump Administration has forbidden the publication of that study; rather, it is patently ignoring the warning that without peace education, one cannot begin to discuss peace.

Until President Trump lifts the veil of secrecy from the results of the GAO study of PA/UNRWA schoolbooks, the factual reality of PA/UNRWA indoctrination will remain an official secret to the US government and its relevance to policy makers will not be understood.

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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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