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 Sweden, 4th largest UNRWA donor, ask UNRWA commissioner to address 15 Indiscretions?

The appearance of  Swiss diplomat  Phillpe Lazzarini as the new head of UNRWA provides a window of opportunity for UNRWA donor nations, which oversee...

15 desafíos políticos que el nuevo comisionado de UNRWA tendrá que enfrentar

El nombramiento del diplomático suizo Phillipe Lazzarini como nuevo jefe de la Agencia de Obras Públicas y Socorro de las Naciones Unidas es una...

Widen The base of support for the sovereignty movement in Israel

The sovereignty movement In Israel must be based in Jerusalem, because no nation on earth recognizes Jerusalem as a sovereign part of Israel. That includes the USA, which moved the US embassy to...

15 policy challenges for the new head of UNRWA

The appointment of Swiss diplomat Phillipe Lazzarini as the new head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency is a window of opportunity...

15 Policy Challenges for the New Head of UNRWA

The appointment of Swiss diplomat Phillpe Lazzarini as the new head of UNRWA is a window of opportunity for UNRWA donor nations, which oversee...

En mars et avril 2020, les médias palestiniens officiels blâment Israël pour le COVID-19...

L'Etat d'Israël s'est impliqué activement pour aider l'Autorité palestinienne à faire face au COVID-19. Pourtant, il serait impossible de le savoir si on s'en...

Examining Text Books Handed to UNRWA by the Palestine liberation Organization

Examining Text Books Handed to UNRWA  by the Palestine liberation Organization https://israelbehindthenews.com/studies-of-palestinian-authority-school-books-used-by-unrwa-conducted-by-the-center-for-near-east-policy-research-and-published-by-the-meir-amit-intelligence-and-terrorism-information-center/18974/ https://israelbehindthenews.com/jews-israel-and-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict-in-teachers-guides-published-by-the-palestinian-authoritys-education-ministry/19551/ https://israelbehindthenews.com/dr-arnon-groiss-summary-of-the-attitude-to-the-jewish-israeli-other-and-to-peace-in-the-palestinian-authority-schoolbooks-including-those-ones-in-unrwa-use-june-2019/18678/ https://israelbehindthenews.com/uk-to-review-aid-to-palestinian-education-why-not-ask-for-immediate-removal-of-a-book-dedicated-to-a-terrorist/19567/ https://israelbehindthenews.com/the-palestinian-authority-educational-curriculum-transparency-act/17658/ https://israelbehindthenews.com/no-education-toward-2-states-in-palestinian-

Sieben Bedrohungen für Israel und wie man sich wehrt

Eine Perspektive des Unabhängigkeitstags Israels: von David Bedein, der diesen Sommer „50 Jahre in Israel“ feiert. Mit sieben Bedrohungen ist Israel konfrontiert & Wie Israel sich...

Why is it Important that PA Textbooks Used in UNRWA Schools be Translated into...

Germany, which presents itself as a democratic power, is now the leading  donor state of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) which services the  Palestinian refugees of the 1948 was… and their descendants.   Yet 54% of...

In March and April 2020, Official Palestinian Media Outlets Blame Israel for COVID-19 –...

SPECIAL TO JNS David Bedein, Director, Israel Resource News Agency at The Center for Near East Policy Research Israel is actively involved in helping the Palestinian...