The significance of the aid that the European Union extends to Israel’s left wing organizations reaches beyond the inappropriateness of interfering in Israeli politics.

Several of the groups that the EU helps have declared war on the essence of Zionism and Israel.

The CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations, uses its EU grant to finance vile essays by Henry Siegman against Israel.

The Committee Against Housing Demolitions uses its EU grant to spread falsified human rights reports against Israel, while its leader, Jeff Halper, often refers to Israel as a “Nazi entity”.

Ir Shalem uses its EU grant to conduct litigation against Israeli Jews who have legally purchased homes in predominantly Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, to make them look like fanatics who want to expel the Arabs there.

Peace Now uses its EU grant o conduct public campaigns that demonize the Jewish population of Judea, Samaria and Katif, to create the impression for the media that if it were not for the Jews in these areas, then there would be peace.

The Foundation foe Middle East Peace uses its EU grant to fuel its lobby against Israel on Capital Hiill, while always advertising that it works without the assistance of any government.

The Mifneh Institute uses its EU grant to conduct vile campaigns throughout Israel to portray observant Jews in a pejorative manner.

In other words, the EU grants have been used by those who wish to vilify Israel “from within”. Until recently, it was widely assumed that these groups represented a sad commentary on the nature of dissent in the state of Israel.

Now the story can be told: They are the product of foreign governments


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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: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.