Newsweek — May 3, 2017
“A new study of Palestinian textbooks finds that Palestinian children are being taught to glorify and value terrorism and violence. The study, called ‘Palestinian Elementary School Curriculum 2016–17: Radicalization and Revival of the PLO Program,’ was conducted by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (in Jerusalem) and can be found here.”
Council on Foreign Relations (Elliot Abrams ) — May 1, 2017
Citing the violence and hatred taught to Palestinian children from a recent IMPACT-se report on the PA’s Curriculum, Elliot Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, said, “That is not the way to prepare children for peace.”
Commentary — May 1, 2017
Both the PA and Hamas “indoctrinate their children to believe that Israelis are evil people with no connection to the land and no rights to a state.” To quote the textbook monitoring organization IMPACT-se, Palestinian textbooks promote the “demonization of Israel and Jews, including the characterization of Israel as an evil entity that should be annihilated.” 2017 Report
The Times of Israel — April 13, 2017
Proposed changes to textbooks by the UN agency, with schools teaching the PA curriculum to over 312,000 students, was welcomed by Israel and reportedly includes revised maps, a “balanced representation of Jerusalem,” and excision of messages seen as incitement. Cited is IMPACT-se’s latest report on the PA curriculum.
The Times of Israel — April 3, 2017
Citing “alarming deterioration” since a previous study, an IMPACT-se report published Sunday says PA’s elementary school textbooks deny Israel’s existence and urge a “return” to an exclusively Palestinian homeland.The new textbooks for grades 1-4 demonize Israel and glorify “martyrdom.”
The Jerusalem Post — April 3, 2017 — The latest Palestinian Authority elementary school textbooks are even more radical than previous editions, according to a report just issued by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se).
Hurriyet Daily News-– Jan. 26, 2017
The Education Ministry’s draft for changes in the Turkish curriculum for the coming 2017-18 academic year, is set to reverse positive observations and conclusions found by IMPACT-se (report), in favor of enhanced Islamic education.
Marcus Sheff’s Times of Israel Blog — Dec. 25, 2016 — “Why are none of the so-called Palestinian aspirations for a negotiated peace with Israel—-none at all-—in the Palestinian school curriculum?” Full Report
The Jerusalem Post — September 15, 2016 — Israeli textbooks aim for peace, maintain messages of tolerance and coexistence with Palestinians and do not incite against them, according to a study released by IMPACT-se.
The Jerusalem Post — June 5, 2016 — PA curriculum conveys message rejecting negotiations with Israel and promotes strategy of violence and international pressure against Israel, according to a study by IMPACT-se.
The Jerusalem Post — March 20, 2016
The report, which surveys Islamic Studies in the US and Canada, also showed that although textbooks reflect a generally tolerant tone and even respect for Jews, Israel is often delegitimatized…
By Marcus Sheff, The Times of Israel — March 3, 2016
The Times of Israel article a couple of weeks ago headlined: “In a first, new Egyptian schoolbook teaches peace deal with Israel” and based on an Army Radio report by Jacky Hugi, was intriguing.