This month, allies of UNRWA in Washington launched a campaign on Capitol Hill in favor of Congress reinstating hundreds of millions of US tax dollars to UNRWA – the UN agency in charge of Palestinian Arab refugee affairs – including the education of more than 321,000 Palestinian students.

The Trump administration cut funds to UNRWA because of the very curriculum used by UNRWA in its schools are focused on indoctrinating children into violence, using the slogan as “The right of return by force of arms” .

Earlier this year, the US congressional watch dog, the GAO, released a confidential study concluding that the UNRWA curriculum led to participation in riots and that hundreds of school books used by Palestinian children include anti-Semitism and incitement to violence. These new books or war are still in use by UNRWA today.

Experts from the Center for Near East Policy Research arrived at AIPAC to conduct exclusive briefings so that AIPAC members and staffers of Congress could hold these books in their hands and learn more about the terror curriculum and learn .about the suicide bombers glorified as heroes, the ties between UNRWA and charities run by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and how Hamas uses funds given to UNRWA to terrorize Israel. Clips from the Center’s films, shot on location at UNRWA refugee camps, which speak for themselves, would also be shown,

The expert panel includes

  • Bassem Eid, Palestinian Human Rights Activist who grew up in a Jerusalem UNRWA camp
  • Dr. Arnon Gross, Associate, Center for Near East Policy Research
  • Lt. Col. (res.) Jonathan D. Halevi, Intelligence expert who has researched Hamas takeover of UNRWA in Gaza since 2003

The main briefing at the US Congress will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 4:00 p.m.at 1540-A Longworth House Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

AIPAC will not allow this briefing about UNRWA education at its conference, No reason given

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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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