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…
"Pakistan teachers concerned about new education policy" (pdf, 107 kb)
Religious Intelligence Ltd – England, Dec. 2, 2007
Article on a group of teachers in Pakistan who have attacked new plans to revise the country’s education policy.
"Clouds Over Annapolis" (pdf, 21 kb)
FrontPage Magazine, Nov. 28, 2007
Article using IMPACT-se 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.”
Pre-Annapolis Briefing on the Latest Developments in Israeli and Palestinian Authority School Education: The Newest Textbook Translations (pdf, 5 mb)
November 25, 2007
This presentation was made for a press conference, which took place on November 25, 2007. It presents the Institute’s latest findings on the fundamentals of Israeli and Palestinian education, i.e. their attitude to the “Other” and to peace with special emphasis on the latest books.
Arabs and Palestinians in Israeli School Textbooks. Changing the Perception of the “Other” (pdf, 218 kb)
This article by IMPACT-se 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 byIMPACT-se 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
IMPACT-se 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.
"Do recent Palestinian schoolbooks eliminate Israel from the Middle East?"
This is a letter composed by IMPACT-se 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 IMPACT-se Chairman, in response to an article on Israeli school textbooks published in the Belgian periodical Journal du Mardi (March/April 2007.)
"Iran’s Global War Curriculum" (pdf, 323 kb)
This is an article published by IMPACT-se Research Director, in Geopolitical Affairs, Spring 2007 (Vol, 1, No. 1). It attempts to present an outline of the Iranian worldview and agenda, based on IMPACT-se’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)
IMPACT-se Presents its Report on Iran in Europe
Jan. 30 – Feb. 8, 2007
Between January 30 and February 8, IMPACT-se’s Chairman and Research Director presented the findings of IMPACT-se’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.