Syria openly provides airfields and roads to supply the Hizbullah terror organization in Southern Lebanon, a group which declares that its purpose is to galvanize the Moslem world to invade and overthrow the state of Israel and to replace it with an Islamic state.

Syria openly provides a haven for the ten Palestinian Arab terror organizations that have sworn to destroy any peace process between Israel and its neighbors, including the negotiations between Israel and the nascent Palestinian Authority.

Syria openly floods Israel with narcotics, according to Israel’s National Drug Enforcement Authority.

Syria openly runs a school system that trains a new generation for war to liberate all of Palestine and Jerusalem from the Jews.

Syria openly runs a state-controlled media that communicates a daily message that compares Israel to a Nazi regime.

Syria openly rules the nation of Lebanon, since its invasion and takeover of the Lebanese regime in 1987.

The consensus in Israel is that the IDF should take strong preemptive action to stop the attacks from Hizbullah at its northern border.

The question to ask is whether the time has come for Israel to attack the source of its problem in the north: to hit the Syrian supply lines, drug routes, poppy fields, communications facilities and terror headquarters.

To attack Lebanon, Syria’s surrogate, would seem to leave the job half-done.

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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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