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  • "Do 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....
  • The Palestinian Textbook Fiasco
    The 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 textbooks..."


  • "IMPACT-SE Progress Report 2011-2012" (pdf, 854 kb)
    By IMPACT-SE - September 2012
    This report includes information on who we are; what we do; 2012 - a period of transition; our success stories; our research projects in 2011-2012; our challenges for 2013; and our news items, briefings, lectures and conferences in 2011-2012.
  • Peace, Tolerance and the Palestinian "Other" in Israeli Textbooks: Update for 2009-2012
    By IMPACT-SE - June 2012 (languages available: Arabic, English, Hebrew)
    This study analyzes the attitude of Israel’s education system towards the Palestinian people and nationality, and towards the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. It is based on the review of 149 state and state-religious textbooks, which were approved and recommended by the Israeli Ministry of Education for 2009-2012.
  • "Incitement or peace education?"
    The Jerusalem Post - June 23, 2012 (PDF Version, 1.06 mb)
    A new report published by the office of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad claims that “Israeli textbooks foster hate” and that “Israeli schools teach [from] racist textbooks.” While studying the issue of incitement with the aim of decreasing it on both sides is a worthwhile undertaking, a closer look at such discourse is also due...
  • "Books, Incitement and Incitement Reports"
    The Commentator - June 11, 2012 (PDF Version, 1.10 mb)
    Although the Israeli Ministry of Education should continue to re-evaluate and improve the books it approves, claiming incitement where there is none, is really a form of incitement in itself.
    Version francaise publiee par Metula News Agency (PDF, 72 kb)
  • IMPACT-SE on "Overcoming UNESCO Shortcomings - Proposing A New Methodology for Textbook Research"
    Lecture at GEI-Colloquium - May 2, 2012 (PDF Version, 36 kb)
    Article I 3 of UNESCO constitution, states that "with a view to preserving the independence, integrity and fruitful diversity of the cultures and educational systems of the States Members […] the Organization is prohibited from intervening in matters which are essentially within their domestic jurisdiction". Hence UNESCO monitoring is limited to sending non-mandatory questionnaires to which many member states do not respond, and it has no way to verify any answers submitted. In 2010, IMPACT-SE Institute, as an expert in schoolbook monitoring, was put in contact by the Chirac Foundation with UNESCO officials in charge of the Global Report “Education for All” in view of supplementing its content, which is mostly quantitative, with qualitative data referring to respect of others, promotion of tolerance and peaceful resolution of conflicts. This lecture focused on IMPACT-SE's methodology of six research.


  • Justice for Gaza: "Gaza education focuses on violence, martyrdom"
    June 26, 2011
    "'All education works,' said Shelley Elkayam, Educational Counselor and IMPACT-SE's CEO. Anti-Semitic education works, peace education works. It all depends on where you put your focus. You can teach peace education and tolerance, but GAZA has a tendency to blame Israel for everything, and to ignore improvements that have been made. 'It takes time. Today’s education will be the reality on the ground in 20 years from today,' she said." Read the full article here (PDF version, 97 kb).
  • IMPACT-SE in Australian News
    "Hate v hate as peace is sidelined" - April 30, 2011
    "[T]he latest insight into incitement comes from a study of 118 textbooks issued by the Palestinian Authority [...] it is clear from the textbooks survey there is a school curriculum that refuses to acknowledge Israel or incites hostility towards Israelis and Jews. The survey was done by Impact-SE, an independent research organisation whose advisory board includes Muslims, Jews and Christians. Its chief executive Shelly Elkayam summarised the research to Focus: 'The Palestinian Authority in an organised way has created a policy that is expressed in the textbooks in which there is no Jewish entity in the Middle East [...] What we are monitoring is not spontaneous expression of politicians or religious leaders, what we are studying, analysing and presenting is the product of the policy of the Palestinian Authority in educating their children," she says.'" Click here to read the full article (pdf version, 68 kb)
  • "Israel absent or only negative presence in PA textbooks"
    The Jerusalem Post - April 13, 2011 - PDF Version (100 kb)
    The Palestinian Authority still has a long way to go before textbooks in its schools begin to teach true coexistence with Israeli Jews, according to findings from a study released Tuesday. The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE), which reviews textbooks from Israel, the Arab world and Iran, unveiled its 2011 report on PA school textbooks in a briefing with journalists at the headquarters of MediaCentral, in Jerusalem...
  • IMPACT-SE on German TV
    March 15, 2011
    IMPACT-SE's CEO Shelley Shandor Elkayam was interviewed by a newscast on German television about the widespread trend in Hamas education to deny the holocaust, as well about the tendency in their school education to deny reality and truth. Our point of view is that governmental authorities do not promote cultural understanding and cooperation by falsifying facts and by renaming sites which have been well-accepted for 1,700 years. Click here to see the video clip from the interview.
  • "Rachel's Tomb in Palestinian Schoolbooks: The Genesis of Falsification and its Implications"
    March 2011
    In October 2010, the board of UNESCO adopted a resolution reaffirming that "The Palestinian sites of al-Haram al-Ibrahimi / Tomb of the Patriarchs in al-Khalil / Hebron and the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque / Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem… are an integral part of the occupied Palestinian Territories and that any unilateral action by the Israeli authorities is to be considered a violation of international law." With regard to Rachel's tomb, the board of UNESCO was actually being misled and manipulated.
    Read the Full Report: English (pdf, 176 kb)
  • IMPACT-SE Debates "School and Prejudices" at the French National Assembly
    February 10, 2011
    The conference chaired by MP and former minister Bernard Debré on the theme "School and prejudices - Does school still contribute to combating biases and prejudices?" took place at the French National Assembly on the initiative of IMPACT-SE. The conference moderated by IMPACT-SE representative Patrick Pilcer turned around the testimonies of Yannick Trigance, Annick Azerhad, Edith Cresson, Michel Payen and a paper on pedagogic schemes for pinpointing and dispelling prejudices by Yohanan Manor.
    Read more, listen to the conference and access the materials.
    Pour la version française, cliquez ici.
  • New Press Release:
    A Comparative Analysis of Egypt's, Tunisia's and Iran's Schoolbooks

    English (pdf, 43 kb) - French (pdf, 43 kb) - Hebrew (pdf, 52kb)
    By IMPACT-SE, February 2011
    Synopsis - Israel and Tunisia rank highest in education for tolerance and peace in the Middle East. This is the finding of pioneering survey conducted by IMPACT-SE, which shows that Tunisia has instituted educational reforms and is no less tolerant than Israel. On the other hand, the curriculum of the Egyptian school system, still in grip of the al-Azhar clerics, does not teach democratic values, lowering the chances for the emergence of a liberal democratic government in Egypt. Iran ranked lowest. Read more...
  • IMPACT-SE in the News
    January - February 2011
    IMPACT-SE's press release on Tunisian textbooks helped the media and the public understand that revolution starts with education, following the separation between religion and state. These, we suggested, brought about the new historical phenomenon. Our position papers have evolved the discourse by pointing to journalists and policy makers the difference between Egypt and Tunisia rooted in educational and cultural foundation:
    • Los Angeles Times: "Researchers see Tunisia as a textbook revolution"
      February 2, 2011 - PDF Version (193 kb)
      Revolutions seem to take place all of a sudden, but usually they don't really come out of the blue. Whether religious, political or economic reasons are behind upheaval, it often reflects a long process that reached a tipping point and a window of opportunity...


  • Op-ed: "Talk is Not Cheap" (pdf, 93 kb)
    Jerusalem Post - May 3, 2010
    IMPACT-SE and Board member Nir Boms have published an op-ed in response to the recent release by Hamas of an animated video clip showing Noam Schalit bemoaning the fate of his captive son Gilad (published in Hebrew by Ha'aretz, pdf 30 kb).
  • Op-ed: "On Tombs and Rage" (pdf, 114 kb) - March 2010
    In the midst of a wave of violent protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank, IMPACT-SE and Board member Nir Boms wrote about the damaging effects of introducing politics, through schoolbooks, into religion and history (published in Hebrew--pdf, 28 kb--on March 10 by Ha'aretz).


  • Arabs, Islam and Palestinians in Israeli Textbooks : A Preliminary Update (pdf, 994 kb)
    November 2009
    IMPACT-SE recently started a review of Israeli schoolbooks used in school year 2009-2010. It has discovered that the encouraging fundamentals found in the previous report persisted and even strengthened, namely: regarding the "other" as first and foremost a human being; overcoming suspicion, hatred and prejudices; knowing and respecting Islam and Arabs; admitting the legitimacy of the rival national movement and; presenting conflict in a balanced way. Despite deterioration of Palestinian-Israeli relations after the second Intifada and the deep disenchantment with the peace process among Palestinians, peace is still considered something that might and should happen one day, and is presented as obviously positive and worthwhile for all sides.
  • Peace and the "Other" in Tunisian Schoolbooks - Concise Final Report (pdf, 790 kb)
    November 2009
    IMPACT-SE concluded a report on Tunisia's schoolbooks. The results are extraordinary: following reforms of revolutionary proportions carried out by the Ministry of Education, the Tunisian schoolbooks, in stark contrast with most Middle Eastern curricula, emphasize the importance of tolerance, peace and dialog with the “other,” equality between all human groups, openness toward the “other” and its culture (that is, the West), use of religion for universal rapprochement, and restriction of the ideals of (militant) jihad and martyrdom to historical events. Thus, provided they apply the above tenants within the context of the Middle East conflict, the Tunisian schoolbooks may serve as a model for Arab and Muslim countries regarding the attitude toward the "other" and to peace. A concise report has been compiled from the full report, which will be available here soon.
  • Palestinian Schoolbooks: An Updated Conclusion (pdf, 43 kb)
    October 2009
    IMPACT-SE studied the Palestinian Authority schoolbooks used in the current school year (2009-2010), and has come to the conclusion that although positive changes have occurred in the books during the last two years, they still do not amount to forming a clear departure from the negative fundamentals in PA schoolbooks regarding the attitude to the Jewish and Israeli “other” and to peaceful resolution of the Middle Eastern conflict.
  • Al-Fateh European Tour Media Reactions
    As part of, and following IMPACT-SE's presentations across Europe in May 2009 (see report below), several articles and interviews were published in the media in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
  • IMPACT-SE Al Fateh European Tour- May 2009 (pdf, 701 kb)
    IMPACT-SE set out in May 2009 to present its findings on Al-Fateh, the Hamas Web Magazine for Children in Belgium, France and Spain. The object of the tour was to help stem the growing trend in Europe calling for dialog and engagement with Hamas, by raising awareness and demonstrating to European parliamentarians and policymakers the true nature of Hamas and its anti-Western, anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic ideology, so that they take it into account when considering changing official Quartet policy of non-recognition and non-engagement vis-à-vis Hamas... [Read more (pdf, 701 kb)]


  • IMPACT-SE Briefs Latin American Journalists on Anti-Semitism in Middle Eastern Schoolbooks
    December 3, 2008
    IMPACT-SE briefed a group of Latin American Journalists touring Israel on the harsh anti-Semitic trends found in the majority of Middle Eastern curricula studied by IMPACT-SE (Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian Authority and Iran), barring the Tunisian curriculum, which stands in stark contrast with the rest.
  • IMPACT-SE 2007-2008 Annual Report (pdf, 958 kb)
    Over the past year, IMPACT-SE has broadened the scope of its research, published several reports and op-eds, presented its material in panels and briefings and committed itself to myriad projects in the field of research and advancement of education for peace and tolerance. To Read the Full 2007-2008 Annual Report, click here: English (pdf, 958 kb)
  • IMPACT-SE Presentation at European Parliament
    November 11, 2008 - PowerPoint (pdf, 297 kb)
    IMPACT-SE presented some of its latest research at a breakfast briefing at the European Parliament on November 11, entitled: “The Way to Peace in the Middle East: the Role of School Education and Cultural Tolerance through Schoolbooks.”
  • "Education for Tolerance: A Ray of Hope in a Troubled Region" (pdf, 16 kb)
    By IMPACT-SE, Khaled Aljenfawi and Nir Boms
    November 8, 2008 - La Libre Belgique, Belgium
    IMPACT-SE Board Member and journalist Nir Boms, Dr. Khaled Aljenfawi, a Kuwaiti professor of English literature from the University of Kuwait, and IMPACT-SE wrote an op-ed on the importance of education for peace and tolerance for development and peace in the Middle East, while contrasting the prevailing radical and tolerant streams in Middle Eastern curricula. The collaboration on the op-ed and the below editorial constitutes a groundbreaking endeavor by Israelis and a Kuwaiti who, even in tumultuous times in the Middle East, view education for peace and tolerance toward the “other” as vital for the future of the entire region.
    English (pdf, 16 kb) – French (pdf, 202 kb)
  • "The ‘Other’ in Arabic Education and Culture" (pdf, 295 kb)
    By Dr. Khaled Aljenfawi - November 8, 2008 - Arab Times, Kuwait
    Dr. Aljenfawi, who has written in the past on the concepts of tolerance and the “other” in Arab culture, education and society, wrote an editorial in his column in the Arab Times on the concept of the “other” in Arab education and culture. The editorial was edited by IMPACT-SE and contains excerpts and phrases from a number of IMPACT-SE reports.
  • Anti-Semitism in Middle Eastern Schoolbooks
    International Conference on Anti-Semitism, November 6, 2008
    IMPACT-SE gave a presentation entitled ‘The Jews’ Image in Current Middle Eastern Schoolbooks’ at the International Conference on Anti-Semitism at the Centre of Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, the Czech Republic, on November 6, 2008.
  • The Attitude to the "Other" and to Peace in Tunisian School Textbooks: A Preliminary Report
    October 2008
    IMPACT-SE has recently concluded a preliminary report on the curriculum of Tunisia. The results are extraordinary: following reforms of revolutionary proportions carried out by the Ministry of Education, the Tunisian schoolbooks, in stark contrast with most Middle Eastern curricula, emphasize the importance of tolerance, peace and dialog with the “other,” equality between all human groups, openness toward the “other” and its culture (that is, the West), use of religion for universal rapprochement, and restriction of the ideals of jihad and martyrdom to historical events. The full report is due in mid 2009. Supporting document:
  • Research Update reveals Lack of Change in Saudi Curriculum
    July, 2008 (pdf, 227 kb)
    The Saudi Arabian school curriculum has recently been at the eye of a media storm due to the controversy surrounding the Islamic Saudi Academy in Virginia, and the pledge made by the Saudi government in 2006 to remove texts promoting intolerance, hatred and extremism from its curriculum by the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. In July, IMPACT-SE completed an update on its 2003 report on the Saudi curriculum. Its findings are striking: Significant progress has yet to be made, in stark contrast with the Arabian kingdom’s effort to present itself as a leading moderate power in the Middle East and the proponent of the 2002 Arab peace initiative.
  • IMPACT-SE's Report on Palestinian Textbooks receives Worldwide Coverage
    June 3, 2008
    IMPACT-SE presented its latest report -- "Palestinian Textbooks: from Arafat to Abbas and Hamas" -- at Jerusalem's Media Central, to 18 journalists of the international press, as well as Israeli and Palestinian peace activists, on June 3, 2008. Following the presentation, detailing the concluding analysis of the seven-year Palestinian Authority schoolbook publication project, IMPACT-SE joined in a lively question and answer session, which spilled over into informal discussions, long after the presentation had ended. Associated Press Correspondent Diaa Hadid's coverage of the event was picked up by over 120 media outlets worldwide, including the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Jerusalem Post and Fox News, to name a few. It is worthwhile noting that the response to the report by the spokesman for Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad included a "call for tolerance" in PA textbooks -- resonating one of the principal goals of IMPACT-SE. (See: "Report: Palestinian textbooks portray Jews badly," Associated Press, June 4, 2008)
  • IMPACT-SE's Report on Iranian Textbooks Discussed on Iranian VOA Program
    March 25, 2008
    IMPACT-SE participated in an hour long discussion on the popular Persian program "Round Table," produced by Voice of America (VOA), regarding the Iranian school curriculum and IMPACT-SE's report. Dr. Saeed Paivandi of Paris-8 University, who just published a similar report regarding Iran's educational system under the Islamic regime for the Freedom House, also participated.
  • AJC - IMPACT-SE Report: "Scant Progress in Revising Palestinian Textbooks" 
    March 20, 2008 (pdf, 28 kb)
    Seven years after the Palestinian Authority began publishing textbooks for use in West Bank and Gaza schools, there still is no recognition of the State of Israel and no advocacy of peace with it. Instead, the textbooks promote violent struggle, while hateful descriptions of Jews and the West remain prevalent.
  • IMPACT-SE Analysis: "Palestinian Textbooks: From Arafat to Abbas and Hamas"
    March 2008 (pdf, 693 kb)
    This is our concluding analysis of the seven-year schoolbook publication project, which took place in the Palestinian Authority until 2006. It is based on the six reports issued by IMPACT-SE (formerly CMIP) since 1998, including our recent draft report on schoolbooks for grades 11 and 12. It examines the underlying principles in PA's attitude to the Other and to peace in the Middle East, which are revealed in the books. It also attempts to determine whether a shift took place in this respect during the publication process, as a result of the major political changes in the Palestinian Authority. Briefly, it concludes that some improvement was noticeable in the schoolbooks published under Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, following the death of Yassir Arafat, but the older, uncompromising approach reappears under the Hamas-led government.
  • Discussion Panel on "Iranian Textbooks: Preparing Iranís Children for Global Jihad"
    Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, March 10, 2008
    As debates rage about Iranís nuclear intentions, educational textbooks may serve as one of the more candid guides for discerning this regimeís worldview and ideology. IMPACT-SE researchers covered the Iranian reportís detailed findings and discussed the implications for the United States and the rest of the international community.
    Supporting document: PowerPoint Presentation (pdf, 1.23 mb)
  • "Attitudes toward Jews in schoolbooks issued by the PA Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs"
    Briefing, Jerusalem, Jan. 8, 2008
    Eradicating incitement from Palestinian schools has been a central theme in negotiations since the Oslo accords. President Bush himself has demanded that educators "Teach values and moral responsibility in schools." In light of President Bush's visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, IMPACT-SE is hosting this briefing to examine religious textbooks for 7th-12th grade students in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
    Supporting documents:


  • Special Interview with IMPACT-SE Research Director: "Iran Educates Children to 'Seek Martyrdom'"
    CBN News, Dec. 19, 2007
    During Iran's war with Iraq in the 1980s, Ayatollah Khomeini sent thousands of Iranian children directly into minefields. He promised that they'd see heaven as their reward. Today's Iranian leadership is quite unpopular with its growing younger generation -- the Mullahs are attempting to reclaim this group one textbook at at a time... (click here to see the video)

  • "Jihadist indoctrination in the schools" (pdf 14 kb)
    Washington Times, by Nir Boms, Dec. 17, 2007
    A new U.S. intelligence assessment suggests that Iran may have halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that its weapons program remains on hold. This revelation has created much consternation in Congress on both sides of the aisle...
  • "Clouds Over Annapolis" (pdf, 21 kb)
    FrontPage Magazine, Nov. 28, 2007
    Article using CMIP's studies to demonstrate the importance of education reform as "not just a key factor for Israel and the Palestinians, but also for the Arab countries that are participating in the Conference as well."
  • Arabs and Palestinians in Israeli School Textbooks. Changing the Perception of the “Other” (pdf, 218 kb) - November 2007
    This article by CMIP was published in Israel on Israel, by Michel Korinman and John Laughland, Vallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd (12 Nov 2007). The present analysis is based on the findings of two surveys carried out by CMIP on 500 Israeli school textbooks that were in use in the school years 1999-2000 and 2001-2002. On one hand, the results confirm other researchers' observation of a radical turning point that occurred in the middle of the 80s, and, on the other, they surpass them in highlighting an active preparation for coexistence with the Arabs and the Palestinians.
  • State Sponsored Child Abuse in Iran: Iran’s violations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (pdf, 155 kb)
    By IMPACT-SE and Nir Boms - November 7, 2007
    As this paper shows, Iran is committing serious violations of the Convention on the Rights
    of the Child while cynically remaining a signatory. It has an intricate system of legislation
    that enables the government to veto its own constitution that secures children’s rights. It is
    endangering children by encouraging them to seek death and is instilling in them hatred
    toward different cultures and religions via its education curriculum.
  • "Orwellian 'New-Speak', Iranian Style" - June 26, 2007
    This article was composed for The Henry Jackson Society, by Nir Boms, Vice President of the Center for Freedom in the Middle East. It deals with the alarming findings of recent research on Iranian school textbooks.
  • "Palestinian School Books: Educating New Generations in Hate and Jihad?" - May 15, 2007
    CMIP has monitored the seven-year process, examining the attitude expressed in the books to the "other" and to peace. The findings are extremely worrying: The PA textbooks do not educate for peace with Israel. Rather, they promote the ideal of a violent struggle for liberation against Israel in its integrality.
  • "Do recent Palestinian schoolbooks eliminate Israel from the Middle East?" - April 2007
    This is a letter composed by CMIP chairman in response to a debate held on Fox News on April 4, 2007, between Mr. Steve A. Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and Ms. Diana Buttu, Former Legal Advisor to the PLO, on the subject of Palestinian and Israeli school textbooks.
  • Response to Journal du Mardi - April 2007 (English - Français)
    This is a letter composed by CMIP Chairman, in response to an article on Israeli school textbooks published in the Belgian periodical Journal du Mardi (March/April 2007.)
  • CMIP Presents its Report on Iran in Europe - Jan. 30 - Feb. 8, 2007
    Between January 30 and February 8, CMIP's Chairman and Research Director presented the findings of CMIP's report on Iranian school textbooks in several major cities in Europe.
  • Testimony of an Iranian Woman: Ms. Ghazal Omid - Feb. 8, 2007
    On February 8, 2007, Ms. Ghazal Omid--Human Rights, Women Rights and political activist, author of Living in Hell, and a Shi'a Islam scholar--presented her testimony at the British House of Commons, as an Iranian woman who had experienced the Iranian educational system. This is the contents of her testimony.
  • "Iran's Global War Curriculum" (pdf, 323 kb) - Jan. 10, 2007
    This is an article published by CMIP Research Directorer, in Geopolitical Affairs, Spring 2007 (Vol.1, No.1). It attempts to present an outline of the Iranian worldview and agenda, based on CMIP's study of 95 school textbooks of all grades published in 2004 and 20 teacher’s guides published mostly since 2000. English  (pdf, 323 kb) - French (pdf, 2.49 mb) - German (pdf, 2.48 mb)


  • "Does Iran have something in store?" (pdf, 50 kb) - Aug. 8, 2006
    An article by Bernard Lewis, cited from the Wall Street Journal, on the horrifying implications of the fanatical ideology of the present rule in Iran.


  • January 2005 Newsletter (pdf, 172 kb)
    CMIP's Observations on the Recommendations by IPCRI for Palestinian Textbook Reform


  • February 2004 Newsletter (pdf, 128 kb)
    Synopsis of a paper submitted to the Subcommittee on the Middle East, of the Political Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, October 24, 2003 in Paris, on: "Suppression of provocative language and incitements to hatred and violence in Israeli and Palestinian school textbooks and the media."
  • August 2004 Newsletter (pdf, 128 kb)
    The French version of our report on Saudi Arabia was published in September by Berg International, Paris. Included in the report is a preface written by Antoine Sfeir. The report by CMIP entitled "The West, Christians and Jews in Saudi Arabian Schoolbooks" was released in September, through the initiative of CMIP-France, by Berg International, a leading publishing house in the fields of secularism and prejudice. The report is introduced to the French-speaking public by Antoine Sfeir, one of the leading experts in the Arab world. It has been translated into English for this newsletter.


  • January 2003 Newsletter (pdf, 154 kb)
    UNESCO convened a meeting of experts to assist in defining its policy with regard to the reform, revision and development of textbooks and learning materials, with a view towards more effective ways of fostering peace, human rights, mutual understanding and dialogue. Some sixty participants, including twenty experts in the field, as well as representatives of international and regional organizations attended the meeting.
  • March 2003 Newsletter (pdf, 117 kb)
    Our report, "The West, Christians and Jews in Saudi Arabian Schoolbooks," published jointly by CMIP and the American Jewish Committee, was released in the United States at the beginning of February 2003, including a well-attended briefing on Capitol Hill, and meetings at the State Department.
  • October 2003 Newsletter (pdf, 92 kb)
    CMIP was invited by MEP Frederique Ries to give a presentation at a seminar for MEPs and their aides on its recently released report on Saudi School textbooks in Brussels in June 2003.
  • December 2003 Newsletter (pdf, 144 kb)
    A working paper to an ad-hoc working group on direct budgetary assistance to the Palestinian Authority, under the auspices of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Budgets and Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament. The newsletter is a detailing of the questions asked by the MEPs in attendance and the responses provided by CMIP.


  • May 2002 Newsletter (pdf, 109 kb)
    School curricula and textbooks reveal what societies wish to instill in the young generations. They are a major factor in contributing to the future opinions of those being educated today. A comparison of Palestinian and Israeli school textbooks has shown that in the last decade there has been a serious effort on the part of the Israelis to educate the youth to accept the implications of the peace process, whereas the Palestinian school textbooks reveal a considerable regression from their mid-1990s position.
  • August 2002 Newsletter (pdf, 178 kb)
    The purpose of this newsletter is to present the different, and at times contradictory, findings between a report prepared by CMIP on PNA school textbooks and those of three other reports produced in the last two years. A comparison of the reports reveals that the different criteria used by each researcher in his examination of the book is the basis for the disparity in the interpretations of their content.


  • April 2001 Newsletter (pdf, 112 kb)
    "Europe's Financial Support: Europe's inability to ensure that its financial support serves the cause of peace," by CMIP Vice-Chairman.
  • October 2001 Newsletter (pdf, 104 kb)
    Dispelling Some Myths: On October 12, 2001, an article appeared in the Dutch Jewish Weekly, written by Ran Hacohen, raising six main contentions. This is CMIP's response.


  • June 2000 (I) Newsletter (pdf, 90 kb)
    "CMIP's Newest Report at the Israeli Knesset:" The Knesset Education Committee, after hearing the report from CMIP, adopted a unanimous resolution condemning the hatred found in Arab schoolbooks.
  • June 2000 (II) Newsletter (pdf, 104 kb)
    "Stereotypes in Palestinian Textbooks:" The following CMIP research paper was presented by CMIP's Research Director at the symposium sponsored by the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University, entitled: "'We' and 'Them' in Israeli and Palestinian Collective Memory."
  • September 2000 Newsletter (pdf, 107 kb)
    "Images of Arabs and Islam in Israeli Textbooks:" This newsletter is a synopsis of CMIP's research paper, presented by CMIP's Project Director of Israeli Textbooks at the symposium sponsored by the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University, entitled: "'We' and 'Them' in Israeli and Palestinian Collective Memory."
  • November 2000 Newsletter (pdf, 102 kb)
    "The New Palestinian Authority School Textbooks:" CMIP has found that the new Palestinian schoolbooks make no attempt to educate for peace and coexistence with Israel. Indeed, the opposite is true. The main findings of the PA books are presented in this newsletter.


  • April 1999 Newsletter (pdf, 105 kb)
    Senators and Congressmen condemn Palestinian Authority schoolbooks: In March 1999, a group of 50 Senators and Congressmen petitioned President Clinton to make the problem of incitement to hatred in the PA media, and especially in the education of youth, an issue of prime importance.


  • September 1998 Newsletter (pdf, 113 kb)
    Following the completion of CMIP's report on the PA textbooks, CMIP presented its findings in Washington to members of Congress and the U.S. Administration.