The Jerusalem Post ran an editorial on October 21, 2020 “Erekat’s Hadassah care must be top priority for Israel: Treating chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in a Jerusalem hospital should serve as a reminder of what it means to be a Jewish state”

This JPOST piece on treating Erakat mentions the obligation of a Jewish state to provide medical service to a non Jew, presenting Jewish sources on the obligation to treat the non-Jew.

Yet there is no mention of any obligation of Jewish law to treat someone whose raison d’etre is to murder Jews.

Saeb Erakat promoted rewards for anyone who murders a Jew.

New York Attorney Neal Sher now litigates to revoke Saed Erakat’s US visa-

Erakat was recently offered a teaching position at Harvard.

Sher provided the US Department of Justice with evidence that Erakat indeed promotes awards for murderers

That PLO reward for murder legislation was enacted in 2015 as an unprecedented statute on the books of the nascent Palestinian Authority – automatically granted to the killer and to his family – for life.

As a journalist who has accompanied foreign reporters to cover funerals of more than 200 murders at the hands of PLO killers, I can see the faces of their families in front of my eyes as I write this.

A case in point: Following the murder and funeral of Tali Hatuel and her four children, I accompanied a foreign journalist to the home of the PLO killer who had died in the terror attack.

We were greeted by a joyous terrorist family, because the PLO told just them that they would be paid five times, because their martyred son had murdered five Jews, including four little kids.

The PLO did not know about the embryo that Tali was carrying, or they would have paid them six times.

All this is part of the legislation that Erakat promotes .

Perhaps the JPOST will balance this piece by interviewing families who eat their hearts out every day, knowing that the killer of their brother, sister, parent, spouse or child now receives a salary for life for the “deed” of killing someone so precious to them.

Too often, to make matters worse, the JPOST simply describes murder convicts as “security prisoners”.


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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.