US President Donald Trump passionately works for renewal of peace talks between Israel and Palestinian Authority. In that context, Trump has released his “deal of the century,” to occur after the Israeli elections on April 9.

What can we expect from the Trump “Deal of the Century?”

In that “deal,” the Palestinian Authority, run by the Palestine Liberation Organization, will not be replaced and will continue to function.

That means that PLO policies persist.

The Trump plan does not change the status of 5 million descendants of Arab refugees from the 1948 war who live in 59 “temporary” UNRWA refugee camps, where they have been living for the past 70 years under the illusion of the “right of return” to villages lost in 1948, even if they no longer exist.

The Trump plan does not introduce a peace education program to replace the new PA war curriculum in all PA schools, which espouse a “right of return by force of arms” program in all PA and UNRWA schools.

The Trump plan does not veto the unprecedented law on the books of the Palestinian Authority, which provides a handsome gratuity to anyone who murders a Jew, and to the family of anyone who kills a Jew.

Trump’s senior Middle East adviser, son-in-law Jared Kushner, told Sky News in March that the Trump

plan does call for a united Palestinian leadership and promotes ‘broad economic impact’ for the Palestinian Authority, which will also benefit the israeli business community.

Yet the mistake of the 25-year-long Middle East peace process was that little attention was paid to the necessary legislation and education for peace from the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, which remains a terrorist organization.

The Trump plan, however, does provide economic incentives. There can be only one response to the notion that “economics is the answer” which is that Israel was not founded as a “nation of profits.” It was instead founded as the homeland of the Jewish people.

David Bedein is the founder of Israel Resource News Agency and Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research.


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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: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.