David Bedein

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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.

Response to JPOST revelations about UNRWA school curriculum

In response to the JPOST article of January 14, 2021 “UNRWA’s education filled with hate, calls to jihad and violence – report”- https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/unrwas-education-filled-with-hate-calls-to-jihad-and-violence-report-655282 As an agency...

Mission Impossible? Asking US: Include education in peace process

In two weeks' time, a new US administration will enter office. That new American government is committed to creating a PLO state, under the slogan...

What does Biden owe his Jewish supporters?

The election of a new president of the US, Joe Biden, occurred with widespread Jewish support in several swing states. The time has come...

Israel & UAE work together against UNRWA?

Writing from the perspective of a journalist who has provided intense coverage of UNRWA since 1987, there are at least two reasons to question...

Backgrounders: The UAE- UNRWA connection

Backgrounders: The UAE- UNRWA connection: https://israelbehindthenews.com/?s=uae+unrwa

Canada aids UNRWA again. Will UNRWA be held accountable to Ottawa

Canada has announced a $70 million grant to UNRWA . Canada had cut off aid to the UNRWA general fund in 2010 after Hamas...

A war against the Jews is now being played out, . the first death,in...

'The Mental Preparation for Disengagement' & its Aftermath in the Israel Defense Forces - Israel Behind the News ‘The Mental Preparation for Disengagement’ & its...

Policy question

Following the shock of the murder of a young woman jogger, as reported in the JPOST, on December 21, 2020 https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/woman-in-her-50s-found-dead-in-shaked-forest-in-the-west-bank-652765,  the missing context of  this...

David and Sara Bedein and our grandchildren wish you well for a Happy Chanukah...

David and Sara Bedein and our grandchildren wish you well for a Happy Chanukah and Holiday season.

No change in Norwegian allocations to the PLO/PA education

The widespread news report this week that the Norwegian Parliament took action against PA education did not report the full context...