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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Palestinian Textbooks Teach Hatred for Israel

Nadene Goldfoot
What Israelis have known for some time has just been made real when  the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education just released their study about the Palestinian textbooks.

They reviewed 118 textbooks used in their schools along with 22 teacher guides from the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Education and the findings revealed that:
1. A denial of the existence of Israel
    a. If there is one, it is extremely negative.
    b. Israel not appearing in geography textbooks
2. Palestine is in place of Israel, the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza in geography books.
    a. Jewish cities of Tel Aviv, etc are ot shown.
    b. Jerusalem's Jewish quarter not on map
3. Israelis not shown as friend or partner
4. Oslo Accords rarely mentioned
   a. Political agreements mentioned resulting from Arab and Muslim weakness

Funding for these textbooks comes from the EU.  They are encouraging demonizing Jews and praising martyrdom.  To think that this has been going on for the past 44 years is horrendous, while all the time pressure has been upon Israel to make peace with them.  How can a peace ever come about when people are fed such hatred?

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