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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.

Squelching the PLO incentive to murder

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Five years ago, our agency examined legal documents of the Palestinian Authority and discovered an unprecedented PA law which legislates that anyone who murders a Jew is going to get an automatic salary for...

Throughout 2020, UNRWA issued weekly emergency appeals, claiming that they have no resources –...

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Yet on March 15, 2020, UNRWA posted on its site that 47 nations had pledged close to one billion dollars to UNRWA this year. The Bedein Center’s staff sent a query to all 47 nations...

Nyligen förnyad, kommer UNRWA att agera i enlighet med FN: s värden?

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Nu när FN: s generalförsamling har beviljat ett nytt avtal med UNRWA, Förenta nationernas hjälp- och arbetsbyrå, kommer ledande UNRWAs donations länder – Tyskland, Japan, Kanada, Storbritannien, Belgien, Holland, Danmark, Sverige, Norge, Finland, Italien,...

Newly renewed, will UNRWA act in accordance with UN values?

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Now that the UN General Assembly has granted a new lease on life to UNRWA, Will leading UNRWA donor nations – Germany, Japan, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Italy, France...

UNRWA mandate renewal needs some reasonable conditions added

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It is a foregone conclusion that the UN General Assembly will vote today, Friday, December 13th, to renew the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) mandate, which will...

Towards the UNRWA mandate renewal: Involve the UNRWA Donor Nations

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It is a foregone conclusion that the UN General Assembly will vote to renew the UNRWA mandate this Friday, December 13th,  which will once again confine descendants of Arab refugees from the 1948 war to...

To major UNRWA donor countries: What is being done with your money?

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You, dear Arutz Sheva reader, can make a difference if you send this letter or a version of it, to the ten major donors to UNRWA. Information about those countries’ representatives is below, following...

Profits from an entity that invests in murder

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Secrets of a Successful UNRWA Public Relations strategy

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Secrets of a Successful UNRWA Public Relations strategy https://israelbehindthenews.com/unrwa-mandate-renewal-this-week-donors-can-request-reasonable-conditions/19278/ How do you reverse the press image of an agency ridden by terror and corruption? 1. Hire a New York PR firm https://unrwa-usa.squarespace.com/unrwa-usa-press-releases/2018/9/20/uz0d369i8winy2rmfzzaipzys5dj4c 2. Hire a team of oped writers...

Concerne: Renouvellement du mandat de l’UNRWA cette semaine: Les donateurs peuvent réclamer des “conditions...

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David Bedein Israel Resource News Agency at the Center for Near East Policy Research Beit Agron, Jerusalem https://israelbehindthenews.com/category/french Modèle de lettre à envoyer à chaque ambassadeur auprès de l’ONU par les principaux pays donateurs de l’UNRWA (Liste ci-dessous: liste...