In “US peace plan’s economic section to be revealed June 25” (May 20), US Middle East envoy Jarred Kushner declares, “The Palestinian people, along with all people in the Middle East, deserve a future with dignity and the opportunity to better their lives.”
Although the deal that the US government is preparing for the Bahrain conference can benefit the Palestinian business elite, it does not assure dignity or opportunity for the Palestinian Arab people. The Palestinian Authority has a proven 26-year track record of hording assets for its own benefit.

Even more tragic, while “the deal of the century” may facilitate profits for the Palestinian and Israeli business community it does not annul the unprecedented PA ordinance that grants an automatic generous gratuity for anyone who murders a Jew – and for the family of the killer. Nor does it override the law that decrees capital punishment for any Arab who sells land to a Jew. Nor does it cancel the new PA curriculum, which indoctrinates the next generation to strive for the “right of return by force of arms.” (Our agency has examined, translated and brought the new PA curriculum to the highest echelons of the White House.)

Perhaps the special White House envoy assigned to revive the Middle East peace process should first work to annul the PA indoctrination-for-terror-and-war curriculum, funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Germany, the UK, Sweden and other Western Nations.

The smokescreen of economic progress will not obfuscate a corrupt regime in a full state of war.

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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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