The US Peace plan of 2020, offered by US president Trump, cannot be understood without noting that it openly continues the Oslo Accord of 1993, never ratified by the PLO.

That accord was based on the vision of Foreign Minister Peres and Deputy Foreign Minister Yossi Beilin of a NEW MIDDLE EAST.

For those who were not active in 1993, Peres and Beilin promoted the notion that the PLO, a terrorist organization, could be repackaged as an economic partner, to create peace and prosperity.

They would call that “THE NEW MIDDLE EAST”.

It occurred very fast.

On August 7, 1993, the Israel Foreign Ministry briefed the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations that the PLO remains a terror group with whom no progress towards peace could be possible.

On August 20, 1993, Foreign Minister Peres and Deputy Foreign Minster Yossi Beilin proclaimed that recognition of the PLO was in the offing.

On Sept. 13, 1993, The US hosted Israel and the PLO at the White House when they signed The Declaration of Principles, otherwise known as the Oslo accord, contingent on ratification by the legislative bodies of Israel and the PLO.

On September 15, 1993, Israel announced that it would arm the PLO, now recognized as a peace partner, even though the PLO did not yet ratify the Declaration of Principles.

On September 25, 1993, the Knesset ratified the Declaration of Principles.

On October 6, 1993, the PLO convened the Palestine Executive Council to ratify the Declaration of Principles, but could not get a quorum. 27 years later, the PLO has not yet ratified the Declaration of Principles, otherwise known as the Oslo accord.

However, in the public eye, the Palestine Liberation Organization was transformed into a business partner. PLO acts of violence are portrayed as the exception to the rule, while thousands of Jews would make their living from the PLO.

Jews would soon forget that the PLO remains in a full state of war with Israel, never having ratified the Oslo accords.

Yet the PLO’s fundamental enmity gets little publicity.

Jews do not know that humanitarian aid rendered to the Palestine Liberation Organization is used as a weapon.

The PLO now allocates humanitarian aid to launch a new bank to pay anyone who murders a Jew.

The PLO distributes funds for the killer and for the family of the murderer-for- life.

Yet that official “Pay for Slay” PLO policy gets little publicity.

The new PLO curriculum, used by UNRWA schools, maintains a singular purpose: preparing the next generation for war against the “Zionists.” This has been well documented by our think tank over the past 20 years.

Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, adhering to the Arab League charter of war, are increasing their funding for these schools of belligerency.

Yet the PLO/UNRWA school system gets little publicity.

What gets reported are economic initiatives that Arab states launch with Jews.

As a condition of aid, Israel and COGAT demand that PLO and UNRWA schools stop promoting the “right of return by force of arms.”

However, that would require a change in the mindset of the NEW MIDDLE EAST.

Can anyone imagine that your business partner has a deadly ulterior motive: to weaken one’s willingness to defeat a genocidal adversary?

That is, indeed, the legacy of the Oslo accords, on which the Trump US peace plan is based.

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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.

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