Israel Resource News Agency, operating as an independent news agency and research center under the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research, has been at the forefront of scrutinizing UNRWA’s activities since its establishment in 1987.

Amid ongoing conflict, our agency has uncovered concerning findings regarding UNRWA’s conduct, including the use of its facilities to store weapons and facilitate violence. Despite Canada’s temporary withdrawal of funding from UNRWA between 2011 and 2015 due to these revelations, recent developments have seen Canada resume its role as one of the top funders of UNRWA.

To hold policymakers accountable and ensure responsible use of taxpayer funds, we present a series of questions for Canadian government and parliament:

  1. What measures will be implemented to ensure UNRWA donations are used exclusively for peaceful purposes?
  2. Will there be ongoing monitoring of UNRWA schools to eliminate any content promoting violence or incitement?
  3. Is there a plan to increase transparency regarding the allocation of UNRWA funds, especially cash donations?
  4. Will there be efforts to conduct regular inspections of UNRWA facilities to prevent the storage of lethal weapons and ammunition?
  5. How will UNRWA youth clubs be monitored to prevent involvement in activities promoting violence?
  6. Will there be support for the expulsion of Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad affiliates from UNRWA?
  7. Is there a plan to remove murals depicting violence from UNRWA facilities?
  8. Will there be advocacy for UNRWA summer camps to focus on non-violent programs?
  9. Is there a request for UNRWA maps to accurately represent all members of the UN, including Israel?
  10. Will there be efforts to remove maps from UNRWA materials that rename Israeli communities with Arabic names?

By addressing these questions, donor nations can uphold their commitment to humanitarian aid while ensuring accountability and transparency within UNRWA’s operations.



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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.