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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

UNRWA head: PA textbooks do include anti-Semitism, glorification of terrorism

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The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) acknowledged that anti-Semitism and the glorification of terror can be found in school textbooks distributed by the Palestinian Authority, though insisted that it is not...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission in Brussels. Credit: Symbiot/Shutterstock.

EU commissioner calls for review of aid to Palestinians due to incendiary textbooks

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Oliver Varhelyi, the European commissioner for neighborhood and enlargement at the European Union, demanded on Monday that the E.U. review the conditions by which it funds education in the Palestinian Authority after a recent report exposed...
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

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EU unpublished report finds Palestinian textbooks contain anti-Semitism, incitement

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An unpublished report by the European Union on Palestinian textbooks confirmed that the Palestinian curriculum includes anti-Semitic content, incitement of violence and the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...
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EU Parliament passes resolution censuring UNRWA for teaching hate in schools

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The European Union Parliament passed a resolution on Wednesday that targeted the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for teaching “hate speech and violence” in its schools. The resolution demanded that hateful...
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

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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

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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

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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...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

Parliament members call on EU to withhold some funding to PA due to textbooks

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A cross-party group of more than 20 members of the European Parliament from 15 countries have urged the European Union to partially withhold funding to the Palestinian Authority until Ramallah ends its anti-Semitic incitement...
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

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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....