At this point in time, the US funds PA and UNRWA education with no restrictions.
If you did not know about PA/UNRWA school books and the orientation of their teachers, you would instinctively think that aid to education is a good thing.
However, this year, the Center for Near East Policy Research, with partial funding from the Simon Wiesennthal Center, hired journalists with Phd’s in Islamic Studies to translate all PA schoolbooks taught to 492,000 children in the schools of the UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, funded with a $640 million education budget from 68 nations.
Biggest donor is the US, which contributed $300 million this year to UNRWA, with 54% of the UNRWA budget allocated to education. Results: The 205 school books examined in the PA/UNRWA curriculum indoctrinate children to make war against the Jews.
New PA school books openly discuss the fate of six million Jews who live in the country after its “liberation” of Palestine: Expulsion of the usurper (code name for Israel) and extermination of the foreigners’ defeated and scattered remnants.
This element in PA schoolbooks used by UNRWA sounds the alarm:
“Let us sing and learn by heart: The Nobles’ Land [Ard al-Kurama’]
I have sworn! I shall sacrifice my blood
To water the nobles’ land
And I shall remove the usurper [ghaseb] from my country
And shall exterminate [ubid] the foreigners’ scattered remnants [fulul al-ghuraba’]
O land of Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and the sacred place [haram],
O cradle of pride and nobility
Patience, patience, for victory is ours
And dawn will peep out from darkness”
Taken from “Our Beautiful Language”, Grade 3, Part 2 (2016) p. 64
This year, the Center for Near East Policy Research commissioned a new investigation to determine the extent to which terrorist organizations continue to dominate the faculty and administration of UNRWA schools.
The results of the study: Terrorist organizations rule the roost in Gaza UNRWA schools, with the US as the primary funder.
Now is the time for US citizens to give feedback to the US ambassador to Israel, and to the US Congressional Committees that oversee US Middle East policy, about US funded schools.
How to communicate Middle East policy concerns to the US Congress
Individualized letters to public officials from concerned citizens are taken seriously.
What follows is a suggested communication to the US ambassador to Israel, which could be used as a model letter to members of Congress to stop US funding of war indoctrination.
The Hon. David Friedman
US Ambassador to Israel
Dear Ambassador Friedman,
As a US citizen, I wish to bring a concern to your attention, since UNRWA & Gaza come within areas of your jurisdiction.
The US allocates funds to Palestinian Authority schools in the UNRWA system. A new study of Palestinian Authority textbooks conducted by the Center for Near East Policy Research, underwritten by the Simon Wiesenthal center, reveals that Palestinian Authority text books used by UNRWA reflect a system of war indoctrination.
Full study of school books now used by UNRWA & the Palestinian Authority
A new study of UNRWA schools in Gaza, conducted by the Center for Near East Policy Research, reveals that Hamas, designated by the US, UN, EU, Canada, the UK and Australia as terror organization, dominates UNRWA schools in Gaza, since Hamas maintains tight control over the UNRWA workers union in Gaza and the UNRWA teachers union in Gaza.
The more feedback that Ambassador Friedman gets in reasonable, individualized letters, the better.
The key question to ask: Why the US does not condition funds to UNRWA and the PA on the removal of inciteful texts and removal of terrorists from US-funded UNRWA schools?