A Textbook Case

The Fellowship  |  September 5, 2017

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While the United Nations claims it is not anti-Israel, the causes it supports prove otherwise. Writing at Israel Hayom, the director of the Center for Near East Policy Research does a good job providing evidence of anti-Israel hatred found in new textbooks purchased by the UNRWA:

I asked my staff to purchase and translate all PA textbooks used by ‎UNRWA so that we could give the results to ‎the U.S. Congress and the Knesset.

One of the ironies is that the United States Agency for International Development in Ramallah wrote to us, saying that the ‎U.S. never examines the PA textbooks used by UNRWA, despite the fact ‎that the U.S. donates $400 million each year to UNRWA — one-third of the agency’s budget.

Here are some quotes from the new schoolbooks that will be used in UNRWA schools this year:

Zionists adopted Canaanite place names, thereby “stealing” Palestinian history (Social Studies, Grade 6)‎. ‎”The Zionist occupation named its own settlements by these Canaanite names, [thus] having ‎stolen and forged Palestinian national heritage and history…”‎

The occupation releases boars to cause damage to the Palestinians’ crops (Social Studies, ‎Grade 9)‎. ‎”The occupation has transformed vast areas of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip into dumps ‎of poisonous refuse and acted to pollute the Palestinian environment with radioactive and ‎chemical materials, which has caused an increase in the rates of affliction with severe ‎diseases, chiefly cancer. It [also] dumped their markets with spoiled goods beyond their ‎expiration dates in the Zionist markets such as cars and foodstuffs, and released herds of ‎boars that caused damage to the inhabitants and their crops…”‎

Zionism is guilty of “colonialist imperialism” and strives to exterminate the Palestinians (History Studies, Grade 11)‎. “Let us think and examine:‎ Land is the pivot of colonialist imperialism. It strives as much as it can to take hold of it by all means, even ‎by the extermination of the inhabitants and their annihilation…”‎

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