U​NRWA has hired a sophisticated high power PR firm, Marathon Strategies, which plants information in high places ​to convey the impression that UNRWA ​carries out necessary reforms.

In 2009, Canada ​had cancelled its funding of the UNRWA general fund after the European Parliament funded the Center for Near East Policy Research to provide an authoritative report on the UNRWA union elections.

That report documented that UNRWA employees were elected to run the UNRWA teachers union and the UNRWA workers, ran on an election ticket which openly identified with Hamas.


​Most recently, on March 18, 2018, a conference ​about UNRWA ​was held at the Bar Ilan​ University, where academics who addressed the conference mentioned that they ​had learned that Canada has implemented to monitor UNRWA reforms.

However, these academics did not do their homework.

The Canadian contract with UNRWA places all oversight in the hands of UNRWA employees, not in the hands of outside impartial observers.

​Canadian government spokesperson Philip Hannan says that “Canada is monitoring UNRWA very closely. Our re-engagement with UNRWA gives us a seat at the table, which allows us to insist on accountability and to ensure greater transparency.” ​

Canada’s agreement with UNRWA speaks for itself.

This is that greement:​


​Despite that Canada says that it is conditioning its funds ​to UNRWA ​conditioned on accountability and greater transparency eforms, a Canadian government spokesperson in Ottawa ​sent a follow up e-mail that the special “neutrality coordinator” tasked with oversight is actually an UNRWA employee and not an outside impartial observer.

Israeli Legislator Wants Taxpayers to Force UNRWA Reform

In addition, a memo attributed to UNRWA was sent to the Canadian government which claimed that UNRWA was ​reforming itself was sent on UNRWA stationary, ​but it was not sent by UNRWA.


​Since that time, the Center for Near East Policy Research has filed
numerous ​
documented reports which show that Hamas continues to run UNRWA in Gaza.

Hamas continues to operate freely in UNRWA schools in GAZA

The Center for Near East Policy Research has ​brought documentation o​f ​the ​
continued Hamas control of UNRWA in Gaza to the attention of ​Canadian MP Michael Levitt in September 2017​​.

​In other words, Hamas continues to control UNRWA in Gaza.

The question remains: Will Canada act on information that all humanitarian aid to UNRWA continues to flow through Hamas?


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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.