Israel Resource News Agency requested comment from Mr. David Kriss, the press officer of the Delegation of the European Commission to the State of Israel,concerning the widely circulated unconfirmed report that the EU supported the notion that Arabs could murder Jews on the other side of the 1948-1967 armistice “green line” without any objection from the EU.

Kriss stated emphatically said that no such EU policy existed, and also referred to Mr. Javier Sancho,Spokesman of the European Union Special Envoy to the MIddle East Peace Process, Ambassador Moratinos, who is now accompanying the talks in Cairo that took place over the past few days in Cairo between the PA and the HAMAS.

Mr. Sancho stated, on the record, that the EU and the European Commission “condemn Arab terror wherever it would take place, on either side of the ‘green line’… “

Mr. Sancho was surprised to learn that official PBC radio this morning praised and justified last night’s terror attack which took place at Kibbutz Metzer, in which a mother and her two small children along with another man and woman were murdered in cold blood by Arab terrorists.

The PBC radio broadcast this morning at 7:30 a.m. described the attack on Kibbutz Metzer as “an attack on an Israeli settlement colony in which five Israeli settlers were killed”. The PLO defines “illegal” Israeli settlements as those Jewish communities that replaced Arab villages that were abandoned in 1948.

A surprised Mr. Sancho said that the European Commission had been assured that the PA had condemned the attack. However, when asked whether the EU or the European Commission had followed the official PA Voice of Palestine radio or TV broadcasts, Mr. Sancho acknowledged that his office does “not have the capacity to follow the Palestinian Authority media…”


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David Bedein
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.