UNWRA head admits PA textbooks contain anti-Semitism and glorification of terrorism

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UNWRA head admits PA textbooks contain anti-Semitism and glorification of terrorism
During EU committee hearing, UNWRA chief says the issue needs to be addressed but is criticized for being short on details.
Dan Verbin, Canada , Sep 03 , 2021
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The commissioner-general of the UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini, had admitted that Palestinian Arab textbooks contain anti-Semitic content and glorification of terrorism, while maintaining, without giving specifics, that his agency is capable of revising the material so that the offending sections are not taught. In a hearing of the EU parliament’s foreign affairs committee, Lazzarini acknowledged that anti-Semitism, intolerance and glorification of terrorism are present in PA textbooks used in UNRWA schools, Eureporter reported. He also contended that the agency had removed the hateful content from textbooks used in its schools after allegations of anti-Semitic learning materials surfaced.

However, several committee members cited a report by IMPACT-se, an organization that analyzes educational materials for violations of UNESCO standards on peace and tolerance, that found hate, violence and anti-Semitism were still present in PA textbooks. As UNWRA’s largest donor, the EU in June began considering whether to condition aid to the PA school system based on “full adherence to UNESCO standards of peace, tolerance, co-existence, non-violence” and the reform of the PA’s education system.

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