On January 1, 2018 UNRWA incorporated a new set of school books to educate a new generation of half a million children who live in UNRWA refugee camps
Here are those new books:
Here is a critique of the new books, which are worse than ever:
When questioned why the US continues to fund UNRWA schools with such a curriculum, the US embassy would not respond.
When questioned about the textbook content in UNRWA schools, a State Department spokesperson said they “take such reports seriously. We are in regular contact with UNRWA to ensure any allegation of inflammatory, biased, or inciteful content in education materials is thoroughly investigated and addressed.” However, when asked if the Americans were monitoring textbook content, the spokesperson would only say “the U.S. government has supported UNRWA in the development and integration of educational materials that promote human rights, conflict resolution, and tolerance.”
The UNRWA school books do not reflect that US State Department reassurance.
This is an American issue, because the US is the most important funder of UNRWA, to the tune of $360 million a year out of a $1.2 billion UNRWA budget. UNRWA reports that 54% of the UNRWA budget goes to education.
Why does the US continue to fund such a curriculum? Ask the US Congress and the new US Secretary of State.