The Hamas regime rules Gaza and which declares every day that it is sworn to a state of war to destroy Israel, invoking the war whoops of the Arab League in 1948 and 1967.

Carmella Menashe  acts as the Israel Broadcasting Authority’s radio correspondent who covers the IDF, and has been in that position for more than twenty years.

Carmella Menashe  tells the people of Israel that Hamas has no interest in war with Israel, and that the those who fire missiles from Gaza represent rogue organizations who bomb Israel independently of the tightly run Hamas totalitarian regime.

No one bothers to ask how any totalitarian regime would allow “rogue” organizations to fire missiles without its consent.

Carmella’s IBA is not an independent media outlet. The IBA is owned and operated by the government of Israel. And Carmella reflects what the government wants you to hear.

I have heard time and again from sources at the Israel Knesset Security and Defense Committee that the Israeli military establishment wants the Hamas to remain in power because they provide a stable regime that will not attack Israel.

The straw that broke the camel’s back occurred when Carmella declared, one hour after the missiles struck in Sderot on Thursday morning October 5, 2016, that “Hamas has not fired even one time at Israel since a cease fire halted hostilities in Gaza at the end of August 2014, because Hamas had no interest in war with Israel”.

I immediately fired off a question to the IBA radio, which was: “If that is the case, how does Carmella explain the fact that the Hamas regime is training thousands of children from Gaza UNRWA schools in the use of live weapons? No response received. The films that we made in Gaza portray these kids as  Hamas trains them for total war, to liberate – by force of arms – areas where the grandparents fled in the wake of the 1948 war.

Look at the determination on the faces of these children and listen to the indoctrination that they have gone through. You will find it hard to understand why  the Israel Broadcasting Authority IDF  correspondent tells you that Hamas intentions are peaceful.

Our recent films which portray UNRWA school children in Gaza as they are trained for war by Hamas:




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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.