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.

Recent UK Parliamentary questions concerning PA/UNRWA textbooks

These are  vital questions that  the UK and UNRWA must consider ---- Palestinians: Textbooks  Lord Turnberg (Non-affiliated) To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have...

Why would HIAS support aid to an entity which can provide for no accountability...

Mark Hetfield HIAS President and CEO https://www.refugeesinternational.org/reports/2020/3/17/humanitarian-leaders-urge-congress-to-support-critical-funding-for-palestinians Surprised to see that you sign a petition which calls for aid to the Palestinian Authority, an entity which can...

Siege of Corona – Gam Zu LeTova: Unseen Consequences of Tragedy in the Land of...

My brother, who lived too young a life, and died at 55, was named Nahum. He knew well that there was a great Rabbinic sage...
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Behind the scene with David Bedein coronavirus 2020

Behind the scene with David Bedein coronavirus 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chie4ffnGr4

Purim- day of monumental change

Thoughts from David Bedein on Purim- a day of monumental change Western Civilization will never be the same. A virus rocks the earth, without precedent. Rise to...

An Open Letter to Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union of Reform Judaism

March 11, 2020 An Open Letter to Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union of Reform Judaism From: David Bedein Director Israel Resource News Agency at The Center for...

March 1 – “Start-up Nation,’ Groans Under Strains of Growth and Neglect”

Response to: “Start-up Nation,’ Groans Under Strains of Growth and Neglect”- NYT, MARCH 1, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/01/world/middleeast/israel-election-issues.html David Bedein Director Israel Resource News Agency at The Center for Near...

Behind the Scene with David Bedein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEloC6QAZKs

Following U.S. Statement on Indoctrination: Consider a Personal Letter to The White House...

Our new film leads with a  statement from White House  Deputy Press Sec'y. Hogan Gidley, demanding that the Palestine Liberation Organization stop indoctrination of...

The Only Real Commitment of Yisrael Gantz: New Policy of Retreat and Expulsion in...

As the Israel political campaign enters its final weeks, the Israeli electorate has been witnessed to an unprecedented third election campaign in less than...