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Palestinian children holding textbooks showing the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

EU Commission directorate condemns antisemitism in Palestinian textbooks

Following the delayed release of a EU report on antisemitism and incitement to violence in Palestinian Authority textbooks, the directorate that oversees education aid has condemned the content.

Palestinian students arrive to their first day of school in Nablus, West Bank ,on September 6, 2020.

EU commissioner calls to reconsider aid after antisemitism in PA textbooks

The commissioner's remarks came the day after the European Commission released the report showing instances of antisemitism and incitement to violence in PA textbooks.

EU finally releases report of incitement, antisemitism in PA textbooks

The report, completed in February, includes dozens of examples of encouragement of violence and demonization of Israel and of Jews.

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Hundreds of Jewish books buried as part of project at Manhattan synagogue

Jewish norms forbid tossing sacred writings into the trash. A worn Torah scroll should be buried with a sainted person

By RABBI JEREMY KALMANOFSKY/JTA
06/05/2021

US lawmakers introduce bill to make State Dept. review PA textbooks

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) sponsored the bill, and he was joined by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), and Rep. David Trone (D-MD).

Iran using Yemen's education system to glorify jihad - IMPACT-se

The report "constitutes one of the most concerning of IMPACT-se’s assessments of Middle Eastern curricula"

UNRWA 'mistakenly' gave Palestinian kids textbooks calling for jihad

One Arabic grammar booklet features phrases like “Jihad is one of the doors to Paradise.” Another reads that “The Palestinians are lions in fighting the enemies.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
16/01/2021

UNRWA's education filled with hate, calls to jihad and violence - report

Israel is demonized for exerting a negative influence on the entire Middle East region.

Saudi Arabia textbooks revised to be more tolerant - study

Many issues that were present in previous additions of the books, some of which have been present for many years, have been either removed or at least reduced in their severity.

Palestinian students arrive to their first day of school in Nablus, West Bank ,on September 6, 2020.

New Palestinian curriculum shows no improvements, antisemitism remains

Palestinian children are still being taught to glorify martyrdom and jihad against Israel.

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