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.
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.
The Jerusalem Post — June 3, 2017
Contrary to Abbas’s claim to President Trump that Palestinians were raising their children and grandchildren on a culture of peace, a report last month by the NGO IMPACT-se, found an “alarming deterioration in the PA’s textbooks, which continue to demonize Israel and glorify martyrdom.”
Times of Israel — June 1, 2017
Article points to IMPACT-se’s 2017 report on PA curriculum, citing an “alarming deterioration” in content since the group’s previous study by further “demonizing Israel and glorifying ‘martyrdom.’”
The Jewish Chronicle (UK) — May 30, 2017
Curricula were found to oppose modernity, instead promoting “a separate cultural identity,” which ignores trends in general society, according to a new survey by Israel-based IMPACT-se.
The Meir Amit Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center — May 16, 2017
Despite numerous reports (including recent IMPACT-se study) citing PA’s education of violence and struggle against Israel, UNRWA leadership caves to Palestinian pressure.
Marcus Sheff’s TOI Blog — May 14, 2017
“As IMPACT-se researchers worked through the Haredi curricula, a pattern emerged of a society that at every teachable moment, reinforces the barricades of separation, advocates the community’s exceptionalism and re-creates a milieu of pre-Shoah Europe and 1950s Israel.”
The full report an be found here.
i24NEWS — May 12, 2017
A study by IMPACT-se, a Jerusalem-based organization that monitors school curricula, revealed that textbooks used in Haredi Orthodox schools in Israel, despite promoting insularity, were also encouraging of peaceful conduct and coexistence within Israeli society.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency — May 11, 2017
Textbooks used in Haredi Orthodox schools in Israel promote the community’s insularity as well as peaceful conduct and coexistence, according to a study by education watchdog IMPACT-se, which studied 93 textbooks for grades 1-12.
The Jerusalem Post — May 9, 2017
A comprehensive study by the education watchdog organization IMPACT-se of textbooks used in Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) schools has found that they teach a worldview that is isolationist, contemptuous of secular society and instills hatred of Reform Jews.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 16:58:502017-02-25 19:44:38Daniel Taub in the Jerusalem Post -- Palestinians' Future is Not in Rewriting History
The parents at the Israeli national religious schools who objected to daily planners given to their children containing inflammatory messages, are to be lauded. They called out the bigotry being pushed onto their children unknowingly and through the back gate. Because of their forthrightness, an investigation by the Israeli Ministry of Education is now in […]
http://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/Daily-Planner-Cover-e1473694787605.jpg209320Marcus Sheffhttp://www.impact-se.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/logo-IMPACT_SE.pngMarcus Sheff2016-09-12 18:12:572017-02-25 19:44:09Planning for Bigotry in Schools?