On the eve of Passover 2022, Four Questions to Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Journalist Inquiry

Have been commissioned to write a feature on the latest study of Palestinian Authority textbooks, authored by Dr. Arnon Groiss, who has perused all 1000 PA school books that the Palestinian Authority has issued,ever since the PA began to publish their own textbooks on August 1, 2000:

That study can be found at: https://israelbehindthenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Jews-in-Palestinian-Authority-Schoolbooks-in-UNRWA-Use.pdf

Dr. Groiss concludes that PA education is based on three principles:

1. De-legitimization of Israel’s existence and the Jews’ very presence in the country, including the denial of their history and the existence of any Jewish holy places there.

2. Demonization of both Israel and Jews, also religiously – with serious implications regarding the Jews’ image in the eyes of children

3. Absence of any call for peace with Israel. Instead, PA education advocates a violent struggle for the liberation of the whole country, including pre-1967 Israel. This struggle is given a religious color. Terror is an integral part thereof, with the accompanying meaning of encouraging the murder of Jews

Therefore, posting four questions to the Israel Prime Minister, on the eve of Passover:

1. Will you reinforce the mandate of COGAT , the Israel Civil Administration, which is supposed to check PA textbooks before they are put in use and has not been doing so of late.

2, Will the Prime Minister ask COGAT to issue a proper review of the texts used by the PA and UNRWA

3. Will the Prime Minister ask for removal of PA texts which laud Dallal El Mugrabi, the woman Arab terrorist who commandeered an Israeli civilian bus in 1978 and murdered 35 Jewish passengers.

4. Will the Prime Minister condition humanitarian aid to the PA on a revision of PA 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: www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com and www.cfnepr.com. A new site,unrwa-monitor.com, will be launched very soon.