Sept. 24, 2019
Ireland Ignores Palestinian Textbooks that Encourage Hatred of Israelis – Ruth Dudley Edwards
I was surprised and genuinely shocked to learn that the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs has turned a blind eye to the toxic indoctrination of Palestinian children who are being fed a hate-filled version of their history. In 2010 a new initiative was launched between the Palestinian Authority and five European states to support the education sector. Ireland was to focus on curriculum development and basic education as the lead nation on textbook development. The result is that the bad old PA curriculum is now much worse.
The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE) monitors school textbooks to see how they measure up to UNESCO and UN standards for peace and tolerance. What emerged from the Palestinian Ministry of Education was filled with violent wording and is openly anti-Semitic: Jews control the world and are corrupt, there is no possibility of peace with Israel, martyrdom and jihad are the most important things in life, and “dying is better than living.” Killers classified by the UN as terrorists are glorified as role models and heroes to be emulated.
Marcus Sheff, chief executive officer of IMPACT-SE, has been astounded by the silence of Ireland. “The Irish Government is involved in these textbooks to a greater extent than any other donor government,” he noted. (Belfast Telegraph-UK)