On December 8th, 1993, then Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Yose Beilin conducted a briefing for the foreign press,in which he said that Israel was going to “experiment” with the idea of providing arms for the PLO, in order that they may “fight terror”. This was based on the assumption that the PLO would ratify the declaration of principles for peace – the D.O.P. -and cancel the PLO covenant of.

“And if the PL0 would use these guns to murder Israelis instead”, a reporter asked. “Then we would see that the experiment did not work”, Beilin replied.

12 years later, following more than 1300 Israeli citizens murdered in cold blood, it would seem that the experiment did not work.

Yet Clause Five of the 2004 “disengagement plan” of the government of Israel mandates that Israel once again train the Palestinian Security Forces, despite the fact that the Palestinian Authority recently honored 600 members of the Palestinian Security Forces who had died while conducting terrorist attacks against Israel ever since Israel began to supply the Palestinian Security Forces with guns.

It is one thing for a government to conduct an experiment, however lethal. You can always give the government the benefit of the doubt, until the experiment could be declared to be a failure.

It is quite another thing to proceed with the same lethal experiment, after it has failed.

Meanwhile, the PLO remains at war with Israel. The PLO covenant was never cancelled and The”D.O,P.” was never ratified.

Yet now the implementation of clause five of the “disengagement plan” for Israel to once again supply weapons to the PLO has become a reality.

Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres, the architect of the Oslo process, confirmed on the Voice of Israel radio newsreel Friday news program that Israel would indeed provide guns to the PLO.

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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.