- New Report: Time-Tested
Education for Peace: The Bible and the IMPACT-SE Methodology
By IMPACT-SE - March 2014
Education has an extremely long impact and religious education
even more so. The influence of education lasts for generations.
A new study conducted at IMPACT-SE examines The Biblical
Saga of Jacob and Esau as a case study of a long-lasting
educational text. The study demonstrates that this particular
Biblical text positively influenced the relations between
two neighboring Middle Eastern peoples for a millennium.
civics studies in Israel teach democracy or intolerance?"
The Jerusalem Post - October 30, 2013 (PDF
Version, 942 kb)
A new version of a civics textbook emphasizes Israel as
a nation state rather than a democratic one – says
Dr. Halleli Pinson from Haifa University in her recent
Haaretz interview. Pinson will soon publish a report on
the civics textbook To be Citizens in Israel in cooperation
with the Dirasat Arab Center for Law and Policy....
Palestinian Textbook Fiasco
Tower Magazine - June 2013 (PDF
version, 472 kb)
"Every year, children in Gaza and the West Bank are
taught to hate Jews and Israelis, while Israeli schools
promote coexistence. A bizarrely biased, State Department-funded
study won’t change that fact. [...] Victims
of Our Own Narratives? [IMPACT-SE claims], simply
ignores passages from Palestinian textbooks that are breathtaking
in the danger they represent in an educational context,
citing texts like the following, found in standard Palestinian
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