Several members of the Scientific Advisory Panel, the body that was to review
and critique a controversial report on incitement in Palestinian and Israeli
schoolbooks that is set to be presented by several researchers in Jerusalem on
Monday, say they were not given a final copy prior to the announcement of the
upcoming press conference.
One SAP member, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said this document had the potential to be “another Goldstone
Report,” a reference to the UN report on the IDF’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza
that was released in 2009.
In addition, the Council of Religious
Institutions of the Holy Land complained that it was also not given the
opportunity to see a final copy of a report, despite being the body that
launched the project, a source within the Chief Rabbinate said.