One of the mysteries of this accord, from Israel’s point of view, revolved around an Israeli policy which openly placed Israeli lives in danger – for two reasons.

The first is that Samir Kantar will now be poised to lead and conduct terror activity, as he remains unrepentant for his actions, 29 years later.

The second reason is that Mr. Kantar’s release in exchange for murdered Israeli soldiers carries a message, which is that Palestinian terrorists need not fear any Israeli incrimination if they murder an Israeli POW – the price exacted from Israel will be the same.

Yet the above Bulletin interview with a senior U.N. official demonstrates that there is at least one entity that is ready to praise Israel for trading a live terrorist for two murdered Israeli POWs.

That entity is the U.N. Israel has now achieved the highest possible praise at the U.N., with international admiration lavished upon Israel for freeing a terrorist convicted of a most heinous act of first degree murder. The current Israeli government seems to pursue a better image in the international arena of public relations, even though the risks are obvious.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Previous articleIn Sderot – Remembering Tibet, Instead of Watching the Olympics in Beijing
Next articleDiversity Guidelines by Society of Professional Journalists for journalists when writing about Muslims….
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.