David Bedein is a community organizer by profession, a writer, and an investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency and the Center for Near East Policy Research. Mr. Bedein has also reported for news outlets such as CNN Radio, Makor Rishon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jerusalem Post, and the Jewish World Review. Bedein has covered Middle East negotiations in Oslo, Ottawa, Shepherdstown, The Wye Plantation, Annapolis, Geneva, Nicosia, Washington, D.C., London, Bonn, and Vienna. Mr. Bedein is the author of the books, ROADBLOCK TO PEACE How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA Policies Reconsidered; and Genesis of the Palestinian Authority, as well as numerous articles and investigative reports.
Dr. Arnon Groiss, Associate
Dr. Arnon Groiss served as director of research for the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance, www.impact-se.org, between the years 2000-2010, and authored its reports on hundreds of schoolbooks of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tunisia and the Palestinian Authority. Dr. Groiss holds an MA and PhD from Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies and an MPA from the Harvard University J. F. Kennedy School of Government, in addition to a BA degree from the Hebrew University departments of History of the Middle East and Arabic Language & Literature. Dr. Groiss’ career includes more than 30 years as an Arabic-language journalist and he presently holds the position of deputy director at IBA’s Arabic Radio.
Lt. Col. (res.) Jonathan D. Halevi, Associate
Mr. Dahoah-Halevi serves as a senior researcher of the Middle East and Radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and as a director of research for the Orient Research Group Ltd., a strategic and private information services company. Mr. Halevi is also a special consultant to the Terror Victims Litigation Project which represents US citizens harmed by terrorist actions in the Middle East. In addition, he is a fellow at the American Center for Democracy. Lt. Col. Halevi is a retired career Intelligence officer who specialized in research on Palestinian and Islamic affairs. In 2003 – 2004 Mr. Halevi served as senior advisor for policy planning at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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