Memo on renewal of  US aid to UNRWA & PA education

Ever since the Biden Administration came into power in the U.S., it has been a foregone conclusion that the Americans will l renew funding to UNRWA and the P.A.

Ever since the Biden Administration came into power in the U.S., it has been a foregone conclusion that the Americans will renew funding to UNRWA and the P.A.

These are political decisions.

The question remains whether or not the U.S will place conditions on renewal of funding for both entities.

This does not only apply to the U.S – this applies to leading donor nations, such as Germany – the leading donor – that supply massive funds to UNRWA and the P.A. without any accountability or transparency

Ever since UNRWA adopted the school books of the P.A. as the official curriculum in their schools as of in August 2000, our agency has reviewed 1000 textbooks, none of which reflect a spirit of peace, despite the fact that a U.N. agency oversees these schools …at a time when the symbol of U.N. education is ‘Peace starts here’.

Most recently, the Bedein Center for Near East Policy conducted a briefing with the staff of the U.N. Secretary General and produced a dozen terrible examples of a war- like curriculum, at a time when UNRWA openly states that 58 percent of its budget is allocated towards education, with a curriculum is characterized by advocacy for war. See:

The question remains – will Germany, or any other donor nation demand that this curriculum be dropped? Will the U.S. ignore such a curriculum as it renews its funding to UNRWA and the P.A.?

Anti-Semitism in UNRWA Education


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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: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.