Danger of ''Economic Peace''- by David Bedein from David Bedein on Vimeo.


  1. Several thoughts:

    1) There is no way that the upper scale hotels and businesses this clip shows in Gaza survive only 10% of its population has money. I would guess at least 1/3 are financially ok, maybe more. And why are those fancy houses still standing if Israel knows where all the Hamas leaders live? Are we totally stupid or what?
    2) 1/3 are young and victims of the hate indoctrination they get/got at UNWRA.
    3) The rest are older and somewhere in poverty cycle. But lets remember that for as much as they complain about Hamas or Abbas… they were all democratically elected. And if elections were held today (which they should be) they would all again vote for Hamas or the same PA leaders. Seems to me that the people need to rebel from the inside if they want to see change.
    4) Israel is out of its mind treating people from these areas. They HATE Israel. I’m sure if asked, even the old women who spoke against Abbas would say she prefers Abbas to Israel.
    They are ALL victims of their own decisions and their own hate. Israel should lock the gates and stop providing any help or services to people in areas under control of the PA or Hamas. Maybe this would force them to rebel against their own leaders who only use them to stuff their own pockets.
    After that the next step is peace and truth education (NOT under the control of the PA or UN and monitored by Israel and the US). It will take 2 generations to reverse the lies and hatred but EDUCATION is the first step toward any possible peace.
    Of course, all of this will happen after Haniyah, Abbas etc. are in jail after an international court convicts them of racketeering and grand theft.


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