The Abu Mazen File

During the current negotiations, the US, the EU, the Canadian government and even the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs have stressed their perennial optimism concerning the appointment of Abu Mazen as the new Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, even though all spokesman of the PA stress that Abu Mazen reports directly to Yassir Arafat.

Yet documents seized from the PA headquarters in the Ramallah “Mukata” in April 2002 sheds startling light on the role of Abu Mazen in the terror campaign that the PLO has been operating since September 2000.

These documents, now in the hands of a major television documentary producer who is preparing a TV documentary which will air in the Fall, show that Abu Mazen played a major and direct role in the planning and execution of the current PLO campaign that has resulted in more than 17,000 Arab terror attacks in less than three years and more than 800 Israelis murdered in cold blood.

The source of the damning Abu Mazen documents: Israeli intelligence.

The CIA and the M5, the respective intelligence services of the US and Great Britain, have verified the authenticity of these documents.

The question remains whether the Israeli Prime Minister has received the Abu Mazen file. The next question remains whether Israeli intelligence has shared this with foreign intelligence services and with the democratically elected leaders who are now dealing with the Palestinian Authority, especially the US.

We have asked these questions of Israeli, US, EU and Canadian spokespeople, and have not gotten any response.


The Akiva Eldar File:
When an Israeli Journalist is Hired by a Political Organization
Which is Funded by the E.U.

The Foundation For Middle East Peace organization is headed by former US intelligence officials Phillip Wilcox and Geoffrey Aronson, and funded through the European Union. The purpose of the foundation is to sway the media, the US government and all foreign governments against Israel’s settlement policies.

In early June, the Foundation dispatched an invitation to the media to cover a June 16th lecture provided by the veteran Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Americans for Peace Now and the Carnegie Foundation, took place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Foundation for Middle East Peace announced in their invitation that their lobby had commissioned Eldar to write a book about Israel’s settlement policies.

From a transcript received from the foundation, Eldar’s lecture provided insights as to how the US government might work to help Israel dismantle its settlements, and also suggested that the US transform the Road Map into a binding security council resolution that would require Israel to dismantle settlements that it established since 1967. Eldar also called for US troops to replace IDF troops in Judea and Samaria and Gaza, whose task would be to fight Arab terrorism and oversee the dismantling of Israel’s settlements.

The fact that a foreign government funded political lobby funds a journalist in a major Israeli newspaper should raise an immediate question as to how that reporter can continue to write, research and investigate the issues of the day as an objective journalist. Hanoch Marmori, the editor of HaAretz, confronted with the tendentious funding sources of his most senior writer, wrote that he accepts Eldar’s explanation of his connection with the foundation.

Meanwhile, the Israel Ministry of Interior Registrar of Non-Profit Organizations has opened an investigation into the Washington-based Foundation for Middle East Peace, which also registered itself as an Israeli foundation. As a result of its Israeli registration, the Foundation For Middle East Peace applied and received a grant in the year 2000-2001 from the European Union as an Israel-based peace organization that is qualified for an EU grant under the EU grants program to Israel-based peace organizations. The reason for the investigation is that the foundation has so far refused to provide the Israel Ministry of Interior Registrar of Non-Profit Organizations with the financial records that is required to provide by law.

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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.