‘Fix UNRWA’ elicits boycott call

A LIVELY Opinion published in last week’s Intermountain Jewish News has garnered calls for boycott from a top advocate for Palestinian refugees. The op-ed by Bassem Eid, “As a proud Palestinian, I say: Palestinians must...

Tobias Petterson:Sweden’s responsibility: Stop extremism at UNRWA Schools

According to a new study from the Center for Near East Policy Research (CFNEPR), 240 textbooks used in the Palestinian refugee camps contain the message of violent extremism. The textbooks have been used in...

A Man who Inspired Davd Bedein: A Letter to the All Good People from Amos...

Writing in the October 1968 issue of Midstream Magazine, a publication of the World Zionist Organization, Kenan wrote this   piece entitled A LETTER TO ALL GOOD PEOPLE, in which Kenan related that “the action...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 10: The Population Under the Turks, Mid-Nineteenth Century...

Introduction: Peters prefaces this chapter with two quotations.  The first is from a remarkable Anglican clergyman, James Parkes,  born on Guernsey, he fought in WW 1, and spent substantial time on the Continent.  There, he...

How the Western World Funds Hamas’ Terrorism

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was founded in 1950, with its stated goals of providing “education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance” for...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, chapt. 18: The Flight from Fact

Introduction: It was a privilege to re-read and summarize a chapter in this book. I hope that I was able to capture the nature of the author that permeates the pages: a devoted humanitarian, but...

The price of Europe’s fecklessness

In Luis Bunuel’s eponymous 1961 film, the young postulant Viridiana leaves her convent to claim her uncle’s rural estate, and creates a refuge for local beggars. They ransack her house in a bachannalia staged...

To Destroy Jerusalem, by Howard Kaplan

Writers House Publishing House, , LA, Cal. 363 pages Reviewed by David Bedein, Israel Resource News Agency TO DESTROY JERUSALEM, Kaplan’s fifth gripping Middle East thriller, is his longest and most ambitious to date. A historical...

Book Review: ​Phantom Nation: Inventing the “Palestinians” as the Obstacle to Peace

956 pages available only at www.Amazon.com Not since Joan Peters’s From Time Immemorial thirty years ago has there been such a book on the Arab-Israeli conflict. It belongs in every Jewish home, synagogue and school....

Another U.N. scandal

The latest release of a documentary by the Israel Resource News Agency exposes the ongoing scandal of how UNRWA, the organization established to deal with Palestinian Arab refugees, continues to not only perpetuate the...