IMPACT-SE focuses on the research of school textbooks, teachers'
guides, and syllabi used worldwide--particularly in the Middle
East--to find out whether the younger generations are being
educated to accept "the others," i.e. their neighbors, the
minorities in their midst, and even their enemies, and to
solve conflicts with them through negotiation and compromise,
rather than being incited to rejection, hatred and violence.
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.
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
Attached is a draft report on 117 school textbooks
of the Palestinian Authority's (PA), from grade 1
to grade 12, issued depicting attitudes towards Jews
and Israel, Peace and Non-Violence as well as Gender
and the Environment. The school textbooks include
70 student books and 22 teacher guides issued by the
PA Ministry of Education along with 25 student books
issued by the PA Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and
Religious Affairs. All the 118 books and guides are
in current use at the PA schools.
Click on a country below to read the report(s) written on its