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.

Czy wysłałbyś swoje dziecko na obóz letni UNRWA?

Przez ostatnie 15 lat, jako organizator społeczny, a potem reporter śledczy, zajmowałem się prowadzeniem jedynej agencji dokumentującej obozy letnie UNRWA. Wspierany przez trzech dziennikarzy...

David Bedein: A Warning Voice on UNRWA

I’m the husband of Sara, father of Noam, Rivka, Elchanan, Leora, Meira and Ruhama, and grandpa to our 12 grandchildren. I came to Israel in the wake of the challenge of the victory in the Six-Day War in 1967, determined to make a difference for the better.

Behind the Scenes with David Bedein The Kenneth Timmerman Interview

incisive VIDEO interview with Iran expert Kenneth Timmerman

Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Flickr

Following Senator Warren’s assertion that the term “genocide” should be applied to the current...

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, recently became the first US politician to declare that it is appropriate to use the term “genocide” when referring to...
Despite Canada’s temporary withdrawal of funding from UNRWA between 2011 and 2015, recent developments have seen Canada resume its role as one of the top funders of UNRWA. (Photo: JNS.org)

Addressing UNRWA Policy: Key Questions For Donor Nations

Israel Resource News Agency, operating as an independent news agency and research center under the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research, has...

Letter to US ambassador Lew: Has your excellency taken new steps to monitor what...

April 1, 2024 Attn:  US Ambassador Jacob J. Lew   Our news agency and research center has been providing news & research concerning  UNRWA  since 1987.    Our agency established a special website which focuses...

Role of the Middle East War Correspondent

It is the role of a wartime journalist to convey the context of war. The PLO makes it clear: it is in a full state...

Fourteen issues UNRWA’s chief must address before Congress

Swiss diplomat Phillipe Lazzarini, commissioner-general of the U.N.’s Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, has just been asked to appear on the record and in person...

What Israel needs if Middle East normalization is finally to happen

Credit: New York Post Policymakers envision an era of “normalization” after the current round of fighting in the Middle East concludes. That would sit well with Israel. After all,...

UNWRA has been teaching Palestinian kids to hate and fight Israel for decades

How did seemingly innocuous United Nations summer camps for thousands of Palestinian children jump to the forefront of the horrific war in the Middle East? The...