At a time when the Arab Israeli war continues into its seventh decade, the most persistent issue of that war remains the “right of return”, the demand of Arab refugees to take back villages that existed before 1948.

UNRWA, the UN agency that operates the 59 Arab refugee camps, now oversees a massive education system which includes new school books used by UNRWA which indoctrinate a fourth generation of Arab refugees to see only one option for their future: the liberation of Palestine, all of Palestine, by force of arms.

Our agency has vetted the 150 new school books used by UNRWA and found their news texts to promote three “values”: The “right of return” by force of arms, “Jihad” to liberate all of Palestine, and the illegitimacy of Israel to even exist

See: * UNRWA’s Problematic Educational Role in the Middle East Conflict

The idea is to introduce a new agenda for peace in the Middle East, called the UNRWA REFORM INITIATIVE, to ask all nations that fund the 59 UNRWA Arab refugee camps to redirect their funds to peace.

Since the US government provides at least one third of the UNRWA budget, UNRWA is an American issue.

To that end, our agency seeks sponsors for a new film that we plan to shoot on location in UNRWA facilities in August and to present the movie in the halls of the US Congress and the Parliaments of all other major donor nations in the Fall, so that donors to UNRWA will condition future contributions to UNRWA on “education for peace” and an audit of all funds to UNRWA.

This is the funding avenue to sponsor that task at hand:

Background material which detail results of news investigations of UNRWA:

Short Films

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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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