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.

“Poisoning minds”

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The Yogi Bear Theory of Media Bias

A few years back, sad news reached Jerusalem that Veteran Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra had passed away at the tender age of 90 years...

Disaster: Proposed Jewish caucus in Congress

Attn: Dan Schori, American Jewish Congress From: David Bedein, Israel Resource News Agency & Center for Near East Policy Research Have just heard of your ill-advised...

ARYEH TOEG, OUR PARDES TEACHER – MURDERED AS A POW

Tribute from his student, David Bedein, 46 years later. People in Israel who do not have a loved one to mourn often choose someone to...

Media Advisory: No cease fire was reached in Gaza this week

As journalists cover the complexities of the Middle East reportage, news agencies often interpret a lull in hostilities as an "armistice" or a "cease-fire",...

UNRWA – A hurdle in the way of any peace process; May 2019

UNRWA uses the school textbooks of the Palestinian Authority in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and Gaza. That policy in itself raises a serious ethical problem, since...

Give feedback to the Rabbis of Schules who welcome the PLO

Two synagogues welcome the PLO to their sanctuaries over the next few days. Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue http://www.jwire.com.au/one-land-two-people-in-conversation/ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue https://israelbehindthenews.com/synagogue-will-mourn-palestinians-ignore-israeli-independence-day/18512/ People do not generally...

Should President Trump Reconsider the PLO as a Partner for Peace?

The British statesman Sir Edmund Burke is said to have stated: “The end is the means in process" in explanation for his lack of...

Prime Minister Netanyahu: Learn from PM Shamir – How to Respond to NYT Cartoon

The blatantly anti semitic and anti Israel cartoon which ran in the New York Times leaves one to wonder how Prime Minister Netanyahu should...

New Legislation Proposed in the US to monitor PA/UNRWA education

A bipartisan bill has been proposed in US Congress that would require the US Secretary of state to submit annual reports reviewing the educational...