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Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Houthis and the Jews

The following are remarks that the author delivered to the European Organizations Union for Peace in Yemen and the Yemeni Coalition of Independent Women, at the conference, “Terrorism & Violations of the Rights of...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

EU releases delayed report confirming incitement, anti-Semitism in Palestinian textbooks

The European Union released its delayed report on Palestinian textbooks on Thursday, confirming that Palestinian Authority textbooks contain anti-Semitism and incitement to violence. “The report has been released after three declarations of the European parliament condemning anti-Semitism...
Palestinian students attend the opening of the academic year at a school of near Jerusalem on Aug. 17, 2016.

EU unpublished report finds Palestinian textbooks contain anti-Semitism, incitement

An unpublished report by the European Union on Palestinian textbooks confirmed that the Palestinian curriculum includes anti-Semitic content, incitement of violence and the delegitimization of Israel. The German newspaper BILD published findings from the report on Tuesday and...
Students wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing at a classroom on the first day of school reopening at a Secondary School in Doha, Qatar. Credit: Noushad Thekkayil/Shutterstock.

New Qatari school textbooks glorify Hamas, reject peace between Israel and Arab states

Qatar prides itself on its high level of education and yet its own textbooks clearly do not meet accepted international standards, according to a new report by IMPACT-se, a research institute that analyzes schoolbooks...
Palestinian students on the first day of school in the city of Nablus in the West Bank on Sept. 6, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

US lawmakers reintroduce bill to address hate, violence in Palestinian schools

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to require the U.S. State Department to address hate and violence in the Palestinian school curriculum. The measure—the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act (H.R. 2374)—was...
View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building during a strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Report reveals UNRWA continues to anti-Semitic hate, incitement in schools

School material distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) continues to glorify Islamic jihad and incite violence in 2021 despite promises by UNRWA that the hateful content would be removed by last...
Palestinian students affiliated with UNRWA in the southern Gaza Strip, Nov. 25, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

UNRWA textbooks under scrutiny by EU Parliament committee

Palestinian textbooks provided by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) came under scrutiny during a recent hearing of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. The attention was prompted by a report issued by the Institute for...
Palestinian students on the first day of school in Nablus in the West Bank on Sept. 6, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Palestinians continue to incite terrorism and violence in school curriculum, says watchdog group

A Palestinian student in fourth grade opens his math book and is asked to count the number of martyrs in Palestinian uprisings based on an accompanying photograph of raised coffins at a mass funeral....
A Palestinian teacher lectures at the Salem School for Girls on the life of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the 12th anniversary of his death, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on Nov. 10, 2016. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

EU review of Palestinian textbooks is a tragedy of errors, says watchdog group

Palestinian textbooks are rife with blatant incitement against Israel, as has been reported for decades. And in the United States, for example, Palestinian children studying under the Palestinian Authority school curriculum learn Newton’s Second...