During the first week of March, 2018, the Center for Near East Policy Research conducted briefings at the U.S. Congress, the office of the U.N. Secretary General (the second meeting) and the Heritage Foundation. The message: Adopt the “UNRWA Reform Initiative.”
Since UNRWA uses the PA schoolbooks with no omissions or amendments, it actually becomes full partner of the PA anti-Israeli and, sometimes, anti-Semitic indoctrination. Anti-Semitic expressions in such schoolbooks have existed throughout UNRWA’s seven-decade activity, mostly within the context of the conflict, but also in the religious context.
This paper is the final update of two former studies. It reviewed UNRWA’s role in perpetuating the Middle East conflict, having used for decades textbooks that delegitimize the State of Israel and the very presence of its Jewish citizens in the country, demonize both Israel and Jews in various contexts and advocate a violent struggle against it instead of peace and coexistence.
“The Knesset Lobby to Reform UNRWA” held its second session on Monday, Nov. 27, at the Jerusalem Hall in the Knesset, chaired by MK Sharren Haskel, who has taken the leadership to demand full disclosure, accountability and transparency from donor nations who render $1.2 billion of assistance to UNRWA, an agency which seems to promote “Palestinian refugee life in perpetuity”, for the families of Arab refugees from the 1948 war.
Experts from The Center for Near East Policy Research and The Simon Wiesenthal Center presented a new study to Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO) on Tuesday blasting UNRWA for allegedly including calls for indoctrination and violence in its curriculum.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi submits report to MP Michael Levitt at the Canadian Parliament, to correct the notion that Hamas no longer controls administration and education of UNRWA in Gaza. Reason for submission: Canada withdrew finance from UNRWA general fund in 2010, following CFNEPR report which documented Hamas victory in the UNRWA union elections and Canadian resumption of funding to UNRWA in 2016.
Center director, David Bedein, travelled to the U.S. to meet with Senator Risch and his staffers on the subject of the Palestinian textbooks used in PA and UNRWA schools and terror groups operating in UN facilities. The meeting resulted in an unprecedented official request for the U.S. 'General Accounting Office' to conduct an official inquiry into terror groups involvement in UNRWA education.
Human Rights expert, Bassem Eid, details the human rights violations in the Palestinian Authority territories. This special report published by the UK's Henry Jackson Society think-tank was presented at their offices in the UK to members of the British Parliament.
This report presents translations and analysis from the latest Palestinian Authority textbooks taught in PA and UNRWA schools. Demonization, delegitimization, advocacy of violent struggle rather than peace and jihad, martyrdom and the ‘right of return.’
The first- ever ‘UNRWA Policy Forum’ at The Knesset features UNRWA experts and testimonials from Dr. Arnon Groiss, Palestinian UNRWA refugee Bassem Eid, Adi Schwartz, David Bedein and was hosted by MK Smotrich.
This film details Iran’s direct funding of terrorism to its proxy military operatives, Hezbollah and Hamas. With billions of dollars of unfrozen assets expected to be unfrozen and available to Iran, Iranian leaders have stated that they will continue to fund Hamas. This film includes interviews with boy and girl child soldiers of Hamas, who describe their intention to destroy Israel, with guns, and other weapons. The interviews and video of UNRWA-educated children was filmed in Gaza in the summer of 2015.
This short film shows how Hamas continues to indoctrinate children to engage in acts of terror. Shot on location in Gaza, the film features interviews with leaders of Hamas and students who live in UNRWA facilities and number 17,000 young teens now being recruited and exploited for Hamas' army.
The Henry Jackson Society hosted an event with Bassem Eid, Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group; Dr. Arnon Groiss, Deputy Director of IBA’s Arabic Radio and experienced translator of Arabic schoolbooks; and David Bedein, Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research and Founder of The Israel Resource News Agency. The three speakers brought their personal perspectives to the discussion and called for auditing of the funds allocated to UNRWA, making sure that the UNRWA curriculum stops incorporating principles of martyrdom and “right to return” through use of arms, and dismissing those UNRWA officials who have clear and proven links to Hamas.
UNRWA has been hijacked by Hamas, as the 'Protective Edge' War revealed rockets stored and fired from UNRWA facilities. Students indoctrinated to wage war and jihad in Hamas-run ‘Kutla’ (youth) clubs and schools with Hamas-run teachers unions.
Participated in a briefing on May 19, 2014 entitled “UNRWA: Providing Humanitarian Relief or Prolonging the Palestinian Refugee Problem?” Held at the United Nations, organized by the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ).
MP Blackman hosted this parliamentary event at the House of Commons. Dr. Arnon Groiss and Jonathan HaLevi presented the DFID with UNRWA educational materials and asked if they would conduct an evaluation of UNRWA education, which prepares half a million Palestinian students in UNRWA schools to engage in a war. Camp Jihad was also screened for attendees.
Hosted by MK Chetboun on the subject of the new Palestinian Authority textbooks. Dr. Arnon Groiss displayed the newest textbooks in use in the UNRWA schools and explained the objective ways to evaluate the new textbooks. Dr. Einat Wilf addressed the subject of reforming UNRWA practices on the path to peace.
UNRWA changing its tactics alluding to reform, activities of John Ging, operating policies and the right of return. Incitement and terror groups embedded in UNRWA, textbooks not recognizing Israel/the ‘other,’ conclusions.
UNRWA educational policies, textbooks, comparing UNRWA to UNHCR, re-settling a Palestinian refugee family in Chile, UNRWA questionable policies, interviews with UNRWA staff and profiles of UNRWA students turned suicide killers. Highlighting the terror groups operating within UNRWA facilities.
Exposing the UNRWA policies promoting ‘right of return’ through armed struggle, a look at UNRWA schools, camps, educational policies and ‘Nakba Day’ activities. An interview with UNRWA spokesman, Chris Gunness.
Hamas domination of teachers unions in Gaza, UNRWA workers elections, officials support for armed struggle, teachers promote martyrdom, terror takeover of ‘Kutla’ youth clubs, ‘Islamic Jihad’ presence in UNRWA schools, and PFLP presence in UNRWA schools.
Briefing for staffers of the U.S. House International Relations Committee members on the subject of official Palestinian Authority textbooks as the fomenters of violence among youth in the territories.
Statistical data on UNRWA as of 2002, analysis, UNRWA policies, terror in the camps, conclusions.
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