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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:16 AM
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NGO: PA doesn’t meet UNESCO statehood guidelines
The Palestinian Authority does not meet the UNESCO recommendations for becoming a full member in the international organization, according to a study published on Monday by IMPACT-SE – the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education.

IMPACT-SE is a research organization that monitors and analyzes schoolbooks and curricula across the Middle East with an eye toward determining their compliance with international standards on peace and tolerance, a goal derived directly from UNESCO declarations and resolutions.

“The monitoring of the Palestinian schoolbooks in use for the school year 2011 shows that the fundamentals against Israel and the Jews are upheld,” the study concluded.

The study also found that there was continued demonization of both Israel and the Jews in the books. Jews are described, among others, as violating treaties, getting rich unduly, deceitful, murdering children, disemboweling women and invading snakes. They are never presented in neutral or positive terms.

The study quotes the following paragraph from a Grade 8 book: “Today the Muslim countries need urgently jihad and jihad fighters in order to liberate the robbed lands and to get rid of the robbing Jews from the robbed lands in Palestine and in the Levant.”

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=243916


ut oh.

Then again, the UN also let an armed Arafat address the UN despite the ban on weapons.

Hypocrisy, thine name is United Nations.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:20 AM
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1. Maybe this region of the world can invest in better education and order some
new peaceful books with the money they have instead of more weapons....
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 08:19 AM
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6. If education is reformed in arab nations, peace can be achieved
“We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us” -- Golda Meier
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:27 AM
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2. So, I guess Pennsylvania gets reverted back to the Indians? Or, should we leave the UN?
Your choice - you're The Boss, man.
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:35 AM
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3. Are the Indians teaching their children to ethnically cleanse European Descendents
It is the first that I am hearing that American Indians are encouraging violence in their school books. I was under the impression that their courseware celebrated their unique cultural heritage as well as the essential skills found in traditional American schools.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:43 AM
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4. You have it backwards. It was the European settlers who did that to the Indians.
And, it's the latter day European Settlers who who have ethnically cleansed the Arabs from their land, and continue to do so.
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:52 AM
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5. Ah yes, 250 Million Arabs and the "ethnically cleansing" trope
Did you realize that arabs are only indigenous to the Arabian peninsular? That they expanded through conquest and ethnic cleansing throughout the entire middle east? Didn't you wonder how the Assyrians and Kurds have all but disappeared? That was not the Jews that did that, but the arabs that have left the peninsula and expanded outwards.
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