About Israel Behind the News

Israel Resource News Agency, working with the Center for Near East Policy Research Ltd, maintains offices at the Beit Agron International Press Center in Jerusalem, organizing briefings and research for media based in the Middle East.

About the Israel Resource News Agency (IRNA)

Israel Resource News Agency has one purpose: to report Israel’s reality to the media by retaining the services of the best Israeli and Arab journalists to cover, research and investigate the events of the day.

Since its inception in 1987, Israel Resource News Agency has covered every aspect of peace negotiations, providing hands-on coverage for the press from Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza, Gush Etzion, Hebron, Oslo, Bonn, Brussels, the Wye Plantation, Shepherdstown, Washington, Ottawa, Toronto and Vienna.

Israel Resource News Agency conducts its news investigations with commissions from bona fide news organizations and foundation grants.

All fees and funds are transmitted to Israel Resource News Agency through an IRS tax deductible organization, known as The Middle East Research Center., Ltd, Suite 700,1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20004, and earmarked to “The Center for Near East Policy Research.


David Bedein
Bureau Chief

About the Center for Near East Policy Research (CFNEPR)

The Center for Near East Policy Research is a research institute dedicated to proactive, investigative research  and the publication of well-documented and cutting age data on the core issues of the Israeli-Arab conflict,  with a sole purpose: to provide insights into the complex reality of Israel and the Middle East to decision makers, journalists and the general public.

To this end, since its inception in 1987, the Center has commissioned top-flight journalists, film makers, academics and researchers, and published dozens of investigative reports and documentary films on issues including, among others,  Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), education and official media in the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian Authority security forces, the Peace Process, terrorism, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).

In addition, the Center sponsors press conferences and briefings at the US Congress, Canadian Parliament, Israeli Knesset, the UN Correspondents Association in New York City, the National Press Club in Washington DC, and other venues which impact upon public opinion, decision makers and the media.

The Center is currently calling attention to, and bringing about discussions in open forums with decision makers, of the humanitarian plight of the Palestinian refugees in UNRWA-administered refugee camps and its resolution, including through adoption of  the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) criteria for refugee rehabilitation worldwide.