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.

Will there again be justice in Jerusalem?

An Israeli Arab felon, Rashdi Abu Moch, was released this week from jail after 35 years. Abu Moch had murdered Moshe Tammam, an Israeli solider,...

PA goes postal – stamping on int’l law

Concerning “Palestinians using postal bank for ‘pay-for-slay’ to avoid Israeli law” (March 24) confirming that PLO terrorists use the postal bank for to pay...

Highest Priority: Nullify the PA law that provides automatic salary for anyone who murders...

The issue is not only that the “Palestinian Authority attempts to conceal terrorist stipends” (March 20). The issue is more lethal: The PA has...

Rabbi Moshe Adler z”l. Do not omit Madison from his legacy

https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/news/local_news/rabbi-adler-of-beth-el-the-heights-synagogue-dies-at-84/article_b89bb4e4-7f55-11eb-a3c2-4bda8ebdc034.html The obit for Rabbi Moshe Adler in the Cleveland Jewish News omitted mention of his trial year at Hillel in Madison, Wisconsin., which could...

Please consider this as an humble offer of outreach to media

At this time when the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA plea for funds to back their schools, please consider this as an humble offer of...

Squelching the PLO incentive to murder

Five years ago, our agency examined legal documents of the Palestinian Authority and discovered an unprecedented PA law which legislates that anyone who murders...

The Imperative to Stop UNRWA’s Antisemitic Incitement

The recently incorporated think tank, the Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research, has covered UNRWA education for the foreign press and the diplomatic...

Memo on renewal of US aid to UNRWA & PA education

Memo on renewal of  US aid to UNRWA & PA education Ever since the Biden Administration came into power in the U.S., it has been a foregone conclusion...

What conditions will accompany the US policy to restore funds to the Palestinian Authority...

The US decision to restore funds to the Palestinian Authority and to UNRWA is a foregone conclusion. The question remains: Will the US place reasonable...

The UNRWA cash economy

When a social service agency provides cash  assistance, there is little transparency. 59 UNRWA refugee facilities  in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem...