Our agency retains local professional journalists who cover UNRWA facilities in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza, who have worked with us for more than 20 years, producing stories about UNRWA, Hamas, the PA, many of which can be seen on our site,  www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com

These local journalists recently acquired the latest 2018 school books provided by the PA for UNRWA. From memos we examined from Holland, the US, Canada, Australia and the Israel Civil Administration we see that UNRWA gave assurances that the newest school books and the atmosphere in UNRWA would now reflect peace advocacy and be free of the indoctrination to violence which characterized UNRWA school books that our agency translated and the UNRWA students whom we have interviewed over the past few years.   We therefore commissioned a study of the 2018 UNRWA school books, and filmed tens of UNRWA students in Jerusalem.

We will share our new study of the UNRWA school books and two short films of  interviews with UNRWA students at the Jerusalem municipality on Thursday at 430 PM.

Yet except for two pages about peace in new PA/UNRWA school books, UNRWA indoctrination continues, in all UNRWA schools, UNRWA school books and the UNRWA public domain.

UNRWA facilities are seething.  Why? 68 donor nations continue to pour food, medicine and cash into all UNRWA camps. Yet the UNRWA workers union, under tight control of Hamas for the past 18 years, hoards all humanitarian supplies, while contracting foreign press to witness record the staged UNRWA humanitarian crisis.

The time has come to ask the foreign media to ask their stringers on the scene in UNRWA to file stories which will portray the stolen food and medical supplies which do not get to the people who need it the most.  Professionally speaking, our agency has interfaced with reps of all nations who donate to UNRWA, all of whom are concerned about   transparency. The questions remains:

Will one news agency assign their UNRWA based stringers to film what happens to humanitarian aid when it arrives to UNRWA? Will someone organize a tour OF UNRWA facilities for donor nations to examine allegations of disappearing humanitarian aid? Indeed, when you realize that UNRWA is an agency with a $1.2 billion budget, perhaps the time has come to pose the question:

Where has all the flour gone?

*David Bedein, head of the Israel Resource News Agency and the Center for Near East Policy Research in Jerusalem, is a community organization social work professional who has worked as an investigative journalist covering UNRWA for thirty years, producing studies and films shot on location, and is the author of   GENESIS OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY and UNRWA: ROADBLOCK TO PEACE.


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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: www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com and www.cfnepr.com. A new site,unrwa-monitor.com, will be launched very soon.