Guide to President Trump: 10 obstacles to MidEast Peace

David Bedein,

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David Bedein
David Bedein is an MSW, a community organizer by profession, a writer, and an investigative journalist.In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at Beit Agron, 37 Hillel Street, Jerusalem.Since 2005, Bedein serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. One of the foci of Bedein's work concerns the policies of UNRWA which continue to host five million descendants of Arab refugees from the 1948 war in 59 refugee facilities under the premise and promise of the "right of return" to Arab villages which existed before Israel's War of Independence. In that context, Bedein has produced numerous investigative studies of UNRWA, including numerous films and monographs , all of which appear at Bedein is also the author of "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA Policies Reconsidered", which can be ordered through Amazon. Most recently, Bedein authored "GENESIS OF THE PALESTINIAN...

During the  28 years of delusional Middle East Negotiations which commenced with  the US recognition of Arafat and the PLO in December, 1988 , fundamental facts have been forgotten in the parlance of Middle East. 

In that context, the time has come to clearly identify ten obstacles to Middle East Peace.

1. November 2, 20​16 marked the 99th anniversary of Balfour day, which led to the 1922 San Remo Treaty and to the 1924 League of Nations ratification of the San Remo Treaty, which recognized the right of Jews to purchase land in the Jewish national homeland, defined as anywhere west of the Jordan River. Ratified by the UN in 1945, that is the basis of international law by which Israel can, indeed, settle the land of Israel with Jews who come from the four corners of the earth. The internationally ratified legal basis for Israel has been forgotten.


2. The Arab league rejected the idea of a Jewish national home, declaring a war of extermination in 1945 and actualizing that declaration in 1948. That declaration which is still existent, and the Arab League’s war to exterminate Israel continues. Egypt was then the dominant factor of the Arab League. The Saudis, however, remain the dominant factor of the Arab League today, as the only nation contiguous to Israel to have never signed any armistice or peace treaty with the Jewish state.


3. Perhaps the most effective tactic of the Arab League was to spawn the PLO under its aegis, whose task it would be to coordinate indigenous Palestinian Arabs to join the Arab States in their war to conquer and displace the Jewish state. To this day, the PLO, led by the Fatah reports to the Arab League, has never changed its charter to destroy Israel. For that matter, neither has the PLO changed its charter to destroy Israel. At the same time, the Fatah conveyed the false impression to the world that it is the product of a grass roots Palestinian national movement. Yet the PLO changed the image of the Arab war to exterminate Israel, to make the war look like some kind of war of national liberation.


4. The Arab League continues its war of extermination by confining Palestinian Arab refugees from 1948 to the squalor of refugee camps, under the premise and promise of the right of return. Their presence in UNRWA refugee camps continues to this day, under the aegis of the UN, through UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.


5. The purpose of UNRWA is to fulfill successive UN resolutions that promote the supposed “inalienable right” of Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendant’s to return to villages from before 1948. Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendants in the UNRWA camps learn that the 531 Israeli villages, kibbutzim, moshavim and neighborhoods that replaced the Arab villages are the illegal Israeli settlements, which are located in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashkelon, Beer Sheva, Ashdod, Sderot and hundreds of other Israeli communities that were established on the ruins of Arab villages after 1948. While the popular imagination posits that the Palestinian Arab national ambition is only to replace the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria , the Palestinian Arab ambition as dictated by the PLO and its patron, the Arab League, is to take back the lands lost in 1948. UNRWA, financed by the US and other western nations, reinforces that ambition. UNRWA in Gaza has recently been taken over by Hamas, to ensure that the ambition to actualize the right of return has gained a new, Islamic emphasis. Because the dictate of the PA, the PLO and Hamas, Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendants must return to the homes and villages that they left after 1948 – to Jaffa, Beer Sheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon, etc.


6. The Palestinian Authority, established in 1994, instead of spurring the newly recognized Palestinian national entity to establish a nation state alongside Israel, has instead launched a base from where they can liberate the rest of Palestine.


7. Meanwhile, the PA has established an educational system to educate the next generation that Israel must not exist. The new PA school books and the new PA maps speak for themselves, as the first school curriculum since the Third Reich that inculcates the idea that you must make war on the Jews and that Jews are less than human. The PA media go one step beyond the Nazis, however, praising anyone who has murdered Jews. While Nazis indeed murdered Jews,  Nazis always tried to obfuscate their acts. The Palestinian Authority instead teaches their children to take pride in the act of murdering a Jew.


8. To further reinforce the Palestinian entity around a renewed religious determination of the continued war to liberate all of Palestine, the Palestinian Authority adopted the draft of an Islamic constitution, based on the Sharia law. This was revealed to the public by a senior official in the Vatican who addressed visiting US congressmen in March 2003. That  radical  Islamic constitution was sponsored by the US government, through its US AID office in Tel Aviv.


9. The Hamas Islamic movement took control of the PA legislature in democratic elections that were held under the sponsorship of the American government, in January 2006, which led to a Fatah-Hamas power sharing agreement known as the Mecca Accord, signed between the Fatah and the Hamas in March 2007. When the Fatah began to hesitate in carrying out the Mecca Accord, Hamas took over Gaza in its entirety in June, 2007.


10. The PA has made it clear that it will make no deal with Israel that does not assure the right of return of Palestinian Arab refugees, the PA control over Jerusalem, and the establishment of  total sovereignty, which includes a real army.