June 26, 2020

Dear Mr. Jason Greenblatt,

This is in response to your statement today

“Jason Greenblatt: I Think We Could Put Forth a Palestinian State that Does Not Endanger Israel’s Security” – Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2020″

The Arabs whom the US government have entrusted to establish a Palestinian State remain loyal to the PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization, which remains in a state of war with Israel, which has never ratified the Declaration of Principles of Peace from the Oslo accords, and which has never cancelled the PLO Charter of war with Israel.

Please consider the effort that our think tank has taken to film and document PLO education over the past 20 years.

We initiated this study, because the panacea of the peace process was supposed to occur when the PLO would print its own school books.

For that reason, we met Arafat and asked to examine new PLO school books when they would be issued on August 1, 2000, with updates every few years.

That permission was granted and we have engaged Arab and Jewish experts ever since to carry out this comprehensive inquiry.

We have examined every school book which the PLO uses and supplies to UNRWA.

Our conclusion, after twenty years:

The PLO has radically transformed their schools into war indoctrination centers.

The US peace plan would bolster that very school system.

In that context, please reconsider your statement that an independent Palestinian state would convey no endanger to Israel.

David Bedein
Israel Resource News Agency at 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: www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com and www.cfnepr.com. A new site,unrwa-monitor.com, will be launched very soon.