Palestinians in Israeli Textbooks: 2016 Update
By IMPACT-se – Update for 2016

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 Israeli School Childrenreview of 123 state and state-religious textbooks, which were approved and recommended by the Israeli Ministry of Education through the 2017 school year.

Updated Report (pdf, 659kb)

israel2012Peace, Tolerance and the Palestinian “Other” in Israeli Textbooks
By IMPACT-SE – Update for 2009-2012

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.

Executive Summary:

Full Report:

israel2009Arabs, Islam and Palestinians in Israeli Textbooks
By IMPACT-SE – Preliminary Update, November 2009

IMPACT-SE has 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.

Arabs, Islam and Palestinians in Israeli Textbooks
By IMPACT-SE (formerly CMIP) – Update for 2000-2002

Positive trends noted in the earlier report on Israeli textbooks such as, description of the conflict, presentation of Islam and education to tolerance, have been strengthened.

israel2000Arabs, Islam and Palestinians in Israeli Textbooks
By IMPACT-SE (formerly CMIP) – September 2000

This study reviewed 360 Israeli schoolbooks, from six disciplines, that were used in three different educational streams of the Israeli school system in the school year, 1999-2000.