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David Bedein, is a community organizer and journalist who runs the Israel Resource News Agency,www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com.and the Center for Near East Policy Research in Israel. David is the author of "WHERE HAS ALL THE FLOUR GONE: THE WHIMS AND WASTE OF UNRWA ARAB REFUGEE POLICY," and producer of the movie, "Palestinian Refugee Policy: From Despair to Hope." David holds an MSW in community organization social work from YU, and moved to Israel from Philadelphia in 1970 at the age of 20. David pioneered the Israel Resource News Agency in 1987. Its purpose is to augment foreign press coverage of Israel. David became the head of the Center for Near East Rolicy Reseach in 2005. David made his home in Efrat in 1985, where he is married to Sara. They have six children. Their oldest son, Noam, 30, runs the Sderot Media Center for the Western Negev, www.SderotMedia.co.il.

ARTICLES BY: David Bedein


June 22, 2018 2:09 pm
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Why Is a Study of Palestinian School Books Being Kept Secret from the US Congress?

Why does the US State Department continue to block the publication of the congressional investigation of Palestinian textbooks taught in schools run by the United...

March 19, 2018 9:57 am
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Why Does the US Continue to Fund UNRWA?

As I recently outlined in The Algemeiner, the UN's Palestinian relief agency -- UNRWA -- continues to promote hatred, antisemitism and jihad in its education materials. The...

March 9, 2018 9:57 am
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UNRWA Textbooks Still Contain Endless Incitement

In response to its critics, UNRWA reviewed its textbooks and teaching materials -- and found that three percent of the total pages were inconsistent with the UN values of...

January 5, 2018 10:49 am
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Don’t Cut Off UNRWA, Try to Reform It

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, has now questioned the credibility of UNRWA as a recipient of American aid. By no small coincidence, the...

December 12, 2017 12:02 pm
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US Must Include ‘Sovereignty’ in Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act

President Trump did Israel a favor when he delayed the US embassy move to Jerusalem. ​ Why? Because current wording in the US Embassy Relocation Act would...

June 15, 2017 10:30 am
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If We Can’t Dismantle UNRWA, Here’s How We Can Reform It

Virtually every media ​outlet ​took the recent UNRWA condemnation of Hamas terror tunnels found under an UNRWA school at face value. Yet none of these outlets acknowledged...

December 16, 2016 4:51 am
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The Moral Imperative to Refuse an Immoral Order

Israel is one of the few nations that allow for a soldier to refuse an order, if he deems the directive from his commander to run...

October 27, 2016 7:19 am
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The US Must Prepare for Terrorist Reprisals During the Mosul Campaign by Emulating Israel

When US President (and Commander in Chief) Barack Obama directed US troops to lead the fight to liberate Mosul from the claws of ISIS, he...

October 11, 2016 7:00 am
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This Yom Kippur, ‘Who Will Live and Who Will Die’ Is on the Minds of Israelis in Particular

The defining moment of Yom Kippur occurs when people in the synagogue chant the Unetanneh Tokef prayer: “How many will pass from the earth and...

August 17, 2016 7:07 am
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Is the US Complicit in UNRWA-Hamas Cooperation?

Last week, officials of World Vision, an internationally known humanitarian organization, were indicted for secretly abetting military activities of Hamas, designated by the US as a foreign...

June 21, 2016 6:26 am
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The ​Time Has Come for UNRWA Reform: A Solution to the Palestinian Refugee Dilemma

A mantra is repeated almost every day in Middle East parlance: the need for a policy initiative that would extract the region from a simmering status...

May 5, 2016 7:18 am
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What If Israel Is Forced to Fire at Missile Bases in Schools in Southern Lebanon?

Israeli reconnaissance has documented thousands of missiles that have been planted and ready to fire from the cover of schools and clinics, strategically placed throughout southern Lebanon. ​If and...

May 3, 2016 6:30 am
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Demanding Transparency in Middle East Education Policy

​Back in March, Dr. Anthony Harper, a correspondent with the Intermountain Christian News and member of the White House press corps, asked a question of the spokespeople...

February 15, 2016 3:10 am
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An Open Letter to Samantha Power on Reforming UNRWA

Dear Ambassador Power, Welcome to Jerusalem! Although negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are deadlocked, you can use the leverage of the US -- which donates $400 million to...

Features

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel

JNS.org - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...

World

US Delegation to Meet Turkish Officials on Iran Sanctions

A US delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, an official from Turkey's Foreign Ministry said. "A US delegation currently holding...

Israel

Israel’s Elbit on Hunt for More Takeovers

Israeli military electronics firm Elbit Systems, which has just completed two acquisitions in the United States and Israel, remains on the lookout for potential takeover targets in the United States...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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