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.
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From Bahrain to the PLO: A Tale of Two Different Worlds by David Bedein

June 30, 2019 Held at Orthodox Union (OU) Israel Center Rechov Keren HaYessod 22, Jerusalem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em49GhNK59k&t=105s

Economy Improves and War Continues?

Concerning “White House releases detailed economic plan for Palestinian people” (Jerusalem Post,June 23), the Palestinian Authority, imposed on the Palestinian people for 26 years,...

Will UN values be incorporated into UNRWA?

As the Bahrain conference winds down, nations that donate to UNRWA will convene at the  UN on July 2nd, 2019 to raise funds for...

Letter to the The Hon. David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel

June 23, 2019 The Hon. David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel Dear Ambassador Friedman: Greetings. I write to you as the director of a news agency and research...

US Middle East Plan for Palestinian Arabs: Silence on Peace, Silence on Indoctrination

Official documents issued about the new US peace plan for the Palestinian Arab community presented the word "education" more than sixty times, yet not...

World Refugee Day: Perspective From Jerusalem

Our agencies, located on the web at www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com, have engaged professional staff since August 1, 2000 to examine and translate the new school books issued...
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Danger of ”Economic Peace”

Danger of ''Economic Peace''- by David Bedein from David Bedein on Vimeo.

Vindication

The New York Sun was virtually the only news outlet in North America to cover the scandal that the State Dept blocked the GAO...

Greenblatt and Kushner: Remove indoctrination before improving economics

The media universally reports that US Presidential envoys Kushner and Greenblatt are currently “expected to discuss only the economics of the Palestinian Authority at...

First Priority: Removing Indoctrination Before Economics

The JERUSALEM POST OF MAY 29TH,2019 , titled “KUSHNER, GREENBLATT EXPECTED TO VISIT MIDDLE EAST THIS WEEK” reported that US Presidential envoys Kushner and...