David Bedein

Mission Impossible? Biden Administration: Include Education in Peace Process

In two weeks’ time, a new US administration will enter office.

That new American government is committed to creating a PLO state, under the slogan of a two-state solution.

The main question is: how to ask policy makers to cope with the PLO reality.

The PLO has spent a generation indoctrinating an entire people to believe in the “right of return by force of arms”- not a two-state solution. Rather, the PLO has planned a “two-stage” solution.

What are the right buttons to push with rational people to cope with that reality?

Speaking as a social work professional: if one side of a conflict has been taught to hate, a resolution might be possible through communal group work and interactive dialogue.

However, 50 years of interaction with the PLO has taught me that the PLO does not “hate” Israel. Instead, the PLO endorses a far more lethal concept: the right to kill Jews.

The new PLO schools – in the PA and UNRWA – from nursery school to University – promote the slogan: “Death to the Jews, Death to the Zionists.”

The PLO transforms someone who conducts a cordial business relationship with a Jew into another being entirely, one dead-set to kill that same Jew if s/he asserts her/his right to govern even an inch of land in Israel.

The American mind cannot conceive of this.

The Jewish mindset cannot understand this.

Our task is both simple and monumental: Asking US policy makers to examine 20 years of our investigations, films and studies of the new PLO school system that policy makers too often ignore.

Asking the new Palestinian Arab entity to create the first curriculum created by Palestinian Arabs was supposed to evolve into the panacea of the peace process. That is not what evolved. Check out our site:

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: