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During the month of August, 2021, the government of Israel will define its policy towards the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Israel recognized the PLO as a peace partner on September 13, 1993, in a ceremony on the White House lawn, witnessed by Russia and the US, predicated upon PLO acceptance of the Declaration of Principles of Peace (1), adopted under the Oslo accords, and the cancellation of the charter of the PLO (2), which mandates the PLO must engage in a war to liberate all of Palestine, albeit in stages.

The PLO never ratified the Declaration of Principles.

Here, then, are three demands that new government of Israel must now ask of the PLO, in order for peace and reconciliation to ensue.

1. Ratification of the Declaration of Principles of Peace, as discussed in the Oslo process.

While it is widely assumed that the PLO already ratified the DOP, yet few know that Arafat never got a quorum to ratify the accords at the time, and the DOP remains unratified.(3)

2. Removal of the current PLO education system dedicated to war, and not to peace and reconciliation.

The hope of peace negotiations was that the PLO would create a genuine Palestinian Arab national peace curriculum. However, when the PLO Ministry of Education presented its new school books, on August 1, 2000, not a word of peace or reconciliation existed in these texts, and that continues to this day.

Israel Resource News Agency, at the Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research at Beit Argon , has engaged the services of Arabic affairs expert, journalist Dr. Arnon Gross to examine all 1,000 text books issued by the PLO for UNRWA and PA schools

The conclusions reached by Dr. Gross was that these texts, are grounded in three elements of PLO “education” : de- legitimation, demonization, and incitement of Arab children for war.

These studies by Dr, Groiss are posted on the site of the Meir Amit intelligence and terrorism information center (4)

A Power point prepared by Dr. Groiss presents the most egregious examples of these text books which can be accessed at

Since 2009. The Bedein Center has engaged the services of a team of journalists to film UNRWA schools which use PA texts.

3. Repeal of the the formal ordinance, enacted into PLO law, which provides automatic salaries for life for anyone who murders a Jew: A Salary for the killer, and yet another salary for the family of the murderer.

There is no precedent for any such law to exist.

There are more issues to be discussed in this period of transition by the new government of Israel, such as the cancellation of capital punishment for any Arab who sells property to a Jew, such as the removal of Israel owned TV and radio frequencies from the PLO, which were misused for vile incitement over the airwaves, and the PLO encouragement of the Arab boycott of Israel.






POWER POINT -Textbooks Used in UNRWA Schools (2)


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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.