The New York Times — September 18, 2017
Following a report last year by Impact-se, which analyzed 117 school textbooks in Turkey and concluded that the curriculum taught human rights, was open to Darwin, gender equality, the protection of the environment, compassion toward AIDS patients and various lifestyles, critics have now challenged the overhaul of more than 170 curriculum topics by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “representing a frontal assault on the country’s already fragile tradition of secularism.” The author of the IMPACT-se report, Dr. Hay Yanarocak, said the new changes showed, “Turkey is changing its direction and is no longer, by default, a Western state.”
AIPAC (Near East Report) — July 13, 2017
According to a new study published by the Jerusalem-based Institute for Monitoring Peace and Tolerance in School Textbooks, the trend toward glorified violence against Jews and Israelis in Palestinian Authority textbooks is worsening. Joining Near East Report to discuss increased radicalization in PA textbooks is IMPACT-se’s CEO, Marcus Sheff.
YNET (Hebrew) — June 28, 2017
An IMPACT-se study has surveyed dozens of textbooks from the ultra-Orthodox educational system, and the findings show attitudes toward the various sectors inhabited by the Jewish people—and outside it.
Kikar Hashabbat (Hebrew) — June 28, 2017
A study that examined dozens of books studied in the ultra-Orthodox school system revealed that Sephardic institutions are almost completely oblivious to the Sephardi tradition and cultural experience.
Voice of Israel (English) — June 26, 2017
“The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) has issued a report, which for the first time evaluates Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) textbooks in Israel.” (Begins @18:02)
Marcus Sheff’s TOI Blog — June 20, 2017
IMPACT-se CEO Marcus Sheff’s response to Times of Israel Interview with Sabri Saidam, who gave assurances about significant improvements in the PA curriculum despite having “no room for standards of peace and tolerance” in his proposed educational technology revolution. IMPACT-se Report
The Meir Amit Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center — June 6, 2017 Study cites recent IMPACT-se report on PA Curriculum to support the idea that Palestinian hostility toward Israel is ingrained through education.
IMPACT-se researches textbooks used in the Haredi curricula to promote a unique and separate cultural identity while keeping contact with Israeli culture to a minimum. Though it fails to meet all of the UNESCO standards, Haredi education nevertheless offers some unique characteristics and advantages worth examining.
This IMPACT-se report examines the 2016–17 Palestinian Authority school curriculum, focusing on elementary school grades 1-4. To a greater extent than the 2014–15 textbooks, the curriculum teaches students to be expendable martyrs, rejects negotiations, demonizes and denies the existence of Israel and focuses on a “return” to an exclusively Palestinian homeland.
In July 2015, protesters throughout Turkey burned China’s flag, along with effigies of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong. On the same day, a group of Turkish Ultra-nationalists and Islamists gathered in central Istanbul to protest the alleged restrictions on Uyghur religious freedom in China.
This timely report updates Impact’s analysis of the current Israeli educational curriculum, particularly as relates to the Palestinian people and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. It is based on the review of 123 state and state-religious textbooks, which were approved and recommended by the Israeli Ministry of Education through the 2017 school year.
The Israeli Ministry of Education will be making changes to textbooks studied in the state (secular) schools that include references to Jewish religious observance. According to a July 2nd Haaretz article, this is the first time that criticisms of the Israeli NGO, The Secular Forum, have been acknowledged by the Ministry of Education. The Secular […]
http://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Religious-Messages-in-Secular-Textbooks.jpg482857Mady Frischerhttp://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo-IMPACT_SE.pngMady Frischer2017-07-03 18:25:232017-07-06 20:25:12Israel Ministry of Education to Review Role of Religion in Textbooks
http://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Sheep-and-Wolves.jpg362557Eldad J. Pardohttp://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo-IMPACT_SE.pngEldad J. Pardo2017-06-07 05:27:092017-06-07 16:40:09The Haredi Challenge: From Resistance to Unity
Palestinians may themselves pay the price for UNESCO’s rewriting of history, even if it seems like a success to Palestinian leadership. Once again, the UN organization charged with promoting intercultural understanding and preserving cultural heritage has airbrushed the connection between the Jewish people and its holiest sites. The Palestinian Authority, which spearheaded the campaign, has […]
http://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Palestinian-Youth-Toy-Gun.jpg530758Daniel Taubhttp://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo-IMPACT_SE.pngDaniel Taub2016-10-16 16:58:502017-07-03 18:52:08Daniel Taub in the Jerusalem Post -- Palestinians' Future is Not in Rewriting History