David Bedein

Hold Trump to his Commitment to Constrain the PLO

The US PEACE PLAN, launched last January, created  unprecedented requirements for the Palestine Liberation Organization, as a “predicate” for the PLO  to gain state recognition.

Such requirements distinguish this US administration from all earlier American administrations – from Reagan to Oama –  which made no real demands on the PLO.

Specifically, the new US Peace Initiative requires that the PLO must take the following “immediate” measures before any step is made towards recognition of a Palestinian Arab state:

ָRevoke new PLO and UNRWA school curricula, which incite violence, under the slogan of the “right of return by force of arms”

ָNullify unprecedented PLO laws which bestow a gratuity for life on anyone who murders a Jew – and on the family of the killer

In the  words of this new  US policy:

“Palestinian leaders must embrace peace by recognizing Israel as the Jewish State, rejecting terrorism in all its forms”.

“Take all necessary actions to immediately terminate the paying of salaries to terrorists serving sentences in prisons, as well as to the families of deceased terrorists.”

“Palestinians shall have ended all programs, including school curricula and textbooks, that serve to incite or promote hatred or antagonism towards its neighbors, or which compensate or incentivize criminal or violent activity.”

Shockingly, however, the demands imposed upon the PLO by the Trump peace initiative are not being discussed anywhere at this time- all eyes on all sides of the spectrum debate annexation and sovereignty for Judea and Samaria, and little else..

Focus on what the US has indeed  promised- which may wither away after the November election, even if Trump is reelected.

The PLO has instead thumbed its nose against any such conditions by launching a new bank to streamline funds for first degree murderers

US citizens can now ask Trump to give a green light to Israel to padlock that bank,   garnish funds  of this  new killer financial facility, and  transfer these assets to widows. widowers, orphans of those who were murdered by Arab terrorists.

That will  happen if people  insist that the President follow through on his commitments.

IF you hold Trump to his word, Trump will listen.

IF you act like it is not important, you will miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

Ask yourselves : Do we not owe something to those whose loved ones have been murdered by unrepentant Arab terrorists?

About the Author
David Bedein, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is an MSW community organizer by profession and an expereinced investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron Int’l Press Center in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, Bedein was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of " The Genesis of the Palestinian Authority" and "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE- How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered"and the director and producer of the numerous short films about UNRWA policy which can be located at: