Message delivered by Mayor of Efrat, Oded Ravivi to AFL, American Friends Of Likud, on June 29, 2020.

At 7:41-8:51, Oded referenced “preliminary conditions” that the Trump plan requires of the PLO , The Palestine Liberation Organization, before the four years of negotiations are scheduled to commence between the PLO and israel..

The PLO shows no sign of fulfilling Trump’s preliminary conditions mentioned by Oded : Demilitarization of Judea and Samaria, and the cessation of payments to families of murderers.

Only last week, the PLO established a new bank to expedite payments to convicted killers and their families – so as to circumvent the threat posed by the IDF to shut down normative banks that Arabs usually would use.

Please see the report of this new bank for killer payments, issued by Israeli intelligence.

The question remains: Will the US follow through on the two requirements of the US peace plan:

Nullification of the unprecedented law which grants a gratuity to the family of anyone who murders a Jew, and to the killer himself- for life.

Cancellation of the new PLO curriculum which glorifies the murder of Jews.

As Mayor Revivi mentioned, these US clauses are couched as a “predicate” to US recognition of the PLO entity.

This presents an opportunity for supporters Israel to ask the President to to act upon these preconditions.

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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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