For the past few months, ever since the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem, the US government officials have been discussing what gesture the US could make to the Palestinian Arab people.

“Peace Education” would constitute the best gesture that the US could grant to the Palestinian Arab people , to mandate that all funds for the Palestinian Arab people be predicated on the establishment of a peace education system.

Indeed, a Palestinian Arab peace education program exists , prepared by Ber Zeit University near Ramallah.

Only one problem: The Beir Zeit U peace education program was vetoed by the PLO and its administrative arm, the Palestinian Authority.

The education that the US government has funded has until now been one of absolute war indoctrination. And that the US has the power to change all that.

Under the PLO which US imposed upon the Palestinian Arab people with President Reagan’s unconditional recognition of the PLO in December , 1988, the Palestinian Arab people have been stuck with an entity that strives to become a totalitarian regime, with no civil liberties or human rights for their people, with its focus on an unchanged PLO Covenant that has united Arab students under one common cause: Dismantling the Zionist entity, albeit in stages,

Not even referred to as Israel any more in the newest PA school books, the sole purpose of every Arab child is defined as the realization of the right of return by force of arms, with no Jew allowed in their midst.

Any Arab who deviates from that line of thinking could face incarceration and summary execution.

After five US presidents stayed solidly within the fold of full loyalty to the PLO as the supposed representative of the Palestinian Arab people, we now have an American President who is ready to think differently.

President Trump has made it clear that he will not tolerate the UNRWA “right of return” dogma, an essential part of a new Palestinian Arab Peace Education Initiative can be a demand that UNRWA allow its five million refugee camp clients the right to leave the UNRWA refugee camps and get on with their lives. At this point in time, any UNRWA client who asks to leave the UNRWA refugee camps can face incarceration and summary execution.

The time has come for the US to tell UNRWA to ” Let their people go”.

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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: and A new site,, will be launched very soon.


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