Journalist David Bedein asked three questions US secretary of State Blinkin, during the official Blinkin visit to Israel.

1. Will the US demand that the PA repeal the PA “pay to slay” law, enacted by the PA in 2015, which provides an automatic salary for life for anyone who murders a Jew, or a salary for life to the family of the killer, if the attacker is killed during the act o murder?

2. Since the PA has adopted a school curriculum for PA and UNRWA schools which rejects any recognition of Israel and indoctrinations the next generation to oppose any two state solution and, will the US demand that PA schools recognize Israel?

3. In any further US aid to UNRWA, will the US demand that UNRWA call an end to any further UNRWA incitement against Israel? After all, one of the accomplishments of the Biden administration was the US-UNRWA accord, which provided anti incitement guidelines in conduct of US policy towards UNRWA?

· This is the US response to Bedein questions placed to Blinkin, attributable to an official US embassy source;

· ” The United States has zero tolerance for incitement to violence. The President and Secretary Blinken are both on the record condemning any and all unilateral actions that increase tensions and undermine the viability of a two-state solution. That certainly includes payments related to acts of terrorism committed against Israelis”.

In other words:

Blinkin blinked, offering slogans & no policy.


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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.