David Bedein, Bureau Chief  

December , 2022

Challenges to the new  government of Israel ,to  be sworn in during Chanukah,  a time which marks the  miracle of Jews who rose up against all odds.  

  1. The Palestinian Security Forces (PSF), trained by the IDF under the direction of the US and Canada to fight Arab terrorists, who now carry out daily attacks through the PSF elite unit known as the Al Aqsa Brigades. Yet the US, Canada and Israel continue full security coordination with the training of the PSF. (1) 
  2. With the knowledge of the governments of Israel, Canada and the US, the Palestinian Authority has enacted and enforced unprecedented legislation to provide a salary-for-life for anyone who murders a Jew. (2)  

While the media has widely reported that the PA simply pays killers, the media plays down the PA law which legislates automatic payments for anyone who murders a Jew. 

While the government of Israel now reduces allocations to the PA according to the amount that the PA pays convicted killers, that mechanism simply allows Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others to fill in the cash flow gap for convicted felons. As a journalist, I asked the outgoing Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid if Israel would demand that the PA repeal the law that provides a salary for life for anyone who murders a Jew, which functions as an incentive to kill.  The answer, in writing was “no comment”  .


  1. With full knowledge of the Israeli government, the Palestinian Authority Education Ministry has created a new curriculum which indoctrinates children to make war on the Jews. (3)  I asked spokespeople for the outgoing  Israeli governments if they would demand that that the PA revise this curriculum. Asked the government of Israel if it will  ask that the PA remove the PA textbook from 2018 that displays Dalal Al Mugrabi, who murdered 35 Jews, including 12 children, as a role model for the next generation. (4)
  2. UNRWA allocates a $1.6 billion budget to service 6.7 million descendants of Arab refugees in 59 “temporary” refugee camps, while inculcating their “right of return” to villages which existed before 1948…by force of arms. I asked spokespeople for the US and Israeli governments if they favored a change in this UNRWA policy goal (5).  The response: Negative.
  3. Meanwhile, PA texts used by UNRWA now feature 120 new maps that replace any Jewish presence with Arabic names – on both sides of the 1967 line – constituting a new form of Judenrein. (6)  I asked spokespeople for the governments of Israel  if they would ask UNRWA to use standard maps in schools under the auspices of the UN to depict geographic details of each UN member state, including Israel. The answer was negative – 

How to get these issues into the public eye:  Action items

Full disclosure. I run an  agency that will not take no for an answer. 

These are the steps that we will take to place these  issues into the public eye


  1. Activate families whose loved ones have been murdered by Arab terrorists  to conduct vigils in front of foreign and Israel TV news bureaus to demand news coverage of the continuing enforcement of the PA Pay for Slay law, which provides an unreported incentive for murder.
  2. Shine the  public spotlight on the unprecedented PA law that provides salaries for life for anyone who murders a Jew.  
  3. Launch an international campaign to force the PA to repeal that law, or lose all aid.
  4. Dispatch a TV crew to film PA/UNRWA schools in session at this time.
  5. Produce a movie: How the US, Canada &  Israel train PSF, now launching attacks on Jews.

Further full disclosure: My favorite professor of community organization social work, Professor Eliezer Jaffe, coined a phrase which has become a life motto


This is an uphill fight  to achieve a victory of the few against the mighty, in the spirit of Chanukah.

Support this campaign, in any currency




  1. https://israelbehindthenews.com/2011/05/05/dangers-us-aid-palestinian-security-forces-2/
  2. https://israelbehindthenews.com/2017/01/11/incentivizing-terrorism-palestinian-authority-allocations-terrorists-families/
  3. https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/?s=GROISS
  4. https://israelbehindthenews.com/2021/11/30/dalal-al-mughrabi-a-murderous-terrorist-as-a-role-model-in-palestinian-authority-schoolbooks-used-by-unrwa-2/
  5. https://israelbehindthenews.com/2019/04/02/six-policy-challenges-to-guide-unrwa-policy-ref
  6. https://israelbehindthenews.com/2022/09/24/revealing-maps-the-palestinian-vision-as-taught-in-unrwa-schools/


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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.