ISRAEL - Palestinian Textbooks Full of Hate Against Jews

Arno Froese

Palestinian schoolchildren are exposed to a dramatic amount of incitement and intolerance against Jews and Israel, a research institute based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found.

All 2019–2020 textbooks for the first semester were analyzed.

The findings convey a horrific reality, where violent acts, hatred and even “martyrdom” are not only justified but encouraged.

The study found that all textbooks in social studies, history, Arabic and national education for grades two to 12 contained problematic content, defined by IMPACT-se as “violence or incitement to violence; hatred of the other; and radical, inappropriate or disturbing content.”

An 11th grade history book described the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre by Palestinian terrorists in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered as “a strike at Zionist interests abroad.”

Apologetic references to violence were found even in science books. An exercise called “The Stones Uprising and Elastic Potential Energy,” reads: “During the Palestinian Stone Uprising of 1987, the youth of Palestine used a slingshot or the ‘shu’ba’ to confront the bullets of the Occupation army soldiers who were breaking into Palestinian towns. The Palestinians had no other means of defending themselves.”

“The United Nations has just told the PA this August to remove antisemitism in the textbooks following our presentation to them,” said IMPACT-se’s CEO Marcus Sheff. “The European Parliament passed legislation stating its disapproval of the curriculum last year; government officials, ministers and diplomats have presented our findings to the Palestinian Minister of Education and received all manner of assurances. But the school gates opened and the same hateful textbooks are being taught.

“That is a strategic choice made by the Palestinian Ministry of Education to radicalize whole generations of young Palestinians: to encourage them to commit violence, endanger themselves, and to reject peace with Israel,” he added., 5 September 2019

Arno's commentary

Arab-Palestinians show no intention whatsoever to live in peace with their Jewish neighbors. Textbooks for schoolchildren tell the whole and true story.

For this writer, it would be unthinkable to teach hate against Russia, who defeated Nazi Germany in World War 2. One would be declared insane by insisting that territory conquered by the Soviet Union should be returned to Germany. Yet here it is quite normal.

Regarding the land of Israel, we know that those who have taken possession of it do so “with despiteful minds,” as we can read in Ezekiel 36:5.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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