David Bedein

Misunderstood issue of employing Arabs in Israel

The issue is not whether Arab workers should be employed in Israel.

The issue at hand is that the GSS , Israel’s “General Security Services” do not provide Israeli employers with info on possible criminal records of potential workers.

That is same GSS that approved the release of more than 9,000 unrepentant convicts over the past 20 years, mostly for political reasons.

I knew the guy who tried to murder Yehudah Glick at the Begin Center.

The assailant was a charming fellow who actually worked at the Begin Center. He was helpful and efficient when our agency organized a few programs over there.

How would his employers know that he had “served time”?

Encl. is a film of interviews with murder convicts that our agency produced in 2006, which includes killers now free and looking for work.

“For the Sake of Allah”

They know Hebrew, they work hard & want to support their families.

One problem in the CV of  9,000+ Arabs who may be seeking work:

They believe in murdering Jews.

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: