Nations of the world who help refugees from the 1948 Arab Israeli war deserve appreciation, since their governments do not forget those who bear the human consequences of that war.

Time has come to work with each legislative body that donates to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, to alleviate suffering of 1948 refugees & their descendants

As a Community Social Work Organization professional, the time has come to launch a new “Inter-Parliamentary Lobby for UNRWA Reform” , based in Sweden. based on guidelines for UNRWA donors:

  1. Cancel the UNRWA war curriculum, based on Jihad, martyrdom & “right of return by force of arms”, which have no place in the UN, whose theme is “Peace Begins Here”.
  2. Cease paramilitary training in UNRWA schools. UNRWA, a UN agency commited to “peace education”, must not allow futher arms training on their premises.
  3. UNRWA must dismiss employees affiliated with terror groups, in accordance with the laws of Western nations that forbid aid to any agency that employs terrorists.
  4. Apply UNHCR standards to UNRWA: Resettle descendants from the 1948 war. UNRWA policy now blocks refugee resettlement, flouting the welfare of refugee descendants.
  5. Audit funds from 68 nations: Address duplication of services and the flow of cash to terror groups who control UNRWA in Gaza for the past 20 years



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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.