One of our most extensive areas of journalistic research has involved investigations of Palestinian Authority /UNRWA education.

We engaged Israeli and Arab journalists to film PA/UNRWA schools, acquire and translate all new PA/UNRWA school books, and investigate the terror involvement in UNRWA facilities.

Over the years, we brought these investigations to attention of Middle East subcommittees both houses of Congress, resulting in an official GAO study of PA/UNRWA education.

GAO findings released after delay of a full year, confirm that the PA has provided UNRWA a war curriculum for 515,000 UNRWA students….making the possibility of any kind of peace process seem utterly absurd. 

Take a look at that GAO study:

https://israelbehindthenews.com/unrwa-gao-declassification-report/18212/

We had translated and examined all PA school books used by UNRWA once the new PA curriculum was launched on August 1, 2000.

The idea of an independent curriculum which would be generated by the nascent Palestinian Authority was seen as the panacea of the peace process.

While the new PA curriculum was characterized by incitement, the last two years have witnessed a deterioration into war indoctrination, as documented by the studies provided to the US Congress by our professionals, which has now been independently confirmed by the GAO, as commissioned under the authority vested in the GAO by Senator James Risch, chair of the Near East Subcommittee. who insisted on independent verification of the findings of CFNEPR.

Now thanks to the GAO disclosure of its study of PA/UNRWA education, the public can gain better understand where the problem lies.

Background:

  1. Studies of PA/UNRWAeducation

https://israelbehindthenews.com/full-study-school-books-now-used-unrwa-palestinian-authority/16438/

https://israelbehindthenews.com/israel-jews-and-peace-in-the-new-pa-textbooks-used-in-unrwa-schools-today-final-study/16903/

https://israelbehindthenews.com/israel-jews-and-the-conflict-in-palestinian-authority-schoolbooks/17791/

https://israelbehindthenews.com/palestinian-authority-teachers-guides-examples-of-conflict-related-indoctrination-by-arnon-groiss-january-2019/18158

  1. GAO study of PA/UNRWAeducation and the State Dep’t attempt to quash its publication

https://israelbehindthenews.com/?s=gao

  1. The Hamas takeover of UNRWAin Gaza.

https://israelbehindthenews.com/unrwa-schools-in-the-gaza-strip-a-hotbed-for-islamic-radicalism-updated-october-2018/17826/

  1. Overall picture of our investigations of UNRWA

https://israelbehindthenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Scope-of-Our-Work-UNRWA-Reform-Intiative-2003-2018.pdf

  1. UNRWAReform Initiative

(UNRWA cannot be removed – UNRWA operates under the aegis of the UNGA, which will not agree to any change in UNRWA status.UNRWA can only be reformed, through the initiative of donor nations)

https://israelbehindthenews.com/david-bedein-leading-fight-unrwa-reform-initiative/16871/

  1. Films of UNRWAshot on location by Palestinian TV crews

https://www.cfnepr.com/205640/%D7%A1%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%99%D7%9D

  1. Recent news coverage  

https://israelbehindthenews.com/group-raises-alarm-over-unrwas-anti-israel-incitement-within-its-jerusalem-schools/18173/

http://jewishjournal.org/2018/09/21/how-unrwa-has-perpetuated-generations-of-refugees

8. Fox News Coverage

https://israelbehindthenews.com/?s=foxnews.com+bedein+unrwa

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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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