A Textbook Case
The Fellowship | September 5, 2017
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…”