Now that the UN General Assembly has granted a new lease on life to UNRWA, Will leading UNRWA donor nations – Germany, Japan, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Italy, France and Australia, insist on reasonable conditions for UNRWA mandate renewal, to ask that UNRWA act according to UN values:

1. Canceling the new UNRWA curriculum, which incorporates principles of Jihad, martyrdom and “right of return” by force of arms, in UN schools that are supposed to promote the UNRWA slogan of “Peace Starts Here.”

2. Putting an end to paramilitary training in all UNRWA schools, in violation of UN principles and international law.

3. Dismissing employees endorsed by Hamas, which won control of the UNRWA workers union and UNRWA teachers union in Gaza in consecutive elections over the past 20 years.

4. Demanding an audit of all donor funds. Since the UN itself does not provide direct funds, Monies flow to UNRWA from 67 donor nations, often in cash. There is no evidence of a serious audit going on, amidst widespread reports of wasted resources, duplication of services and flow of UNRWA cash to terrorist groups and organized crime.

5. Introducing standards of UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to advance resettlement of Arab refugees from 1948 in decent, permanent conditions, after 70 years of stagnation.

Everything depends on the major UNRWA donor nations.
Contact information for each UN ambassador of the major donor nations can be found on the web site of the UNCA, the United Nations Correspondents Association:


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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.