The purpose of this study is checking the attitude to Israel, the Jews and the IsraeliPalestinian conflict as reflected in the teachers’ guides, namely, books issued by the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Education in order to guide the teachers how to teach various school subjects. The study was written by Dr. Arnon Groiss who has been researching since 2000 the attitude to the “other” and to peace in various Middle Eastern curricula and has authored many reports on this issue. The study was initiated by the Center for Near East Policy Research headed by David Bedein and has been added to the series of publications on Palestinian schoolbooks issued by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) The present study found again that the fundamental elements in the teachers’ guides were: delegitimization of the State of Israel, demonization of both Israel and the Jews, call for a violent struggle for the liberation of Palestine and the absence of any attempt to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict peacefully. These fundamental elements had already appeared in previous studies of the Palestinian schoolbooks that were done by various researchers and bodies.
- Middle East
- Israel Resource Review
- Palestinian Authority
- Palestinian Authority Schoolbooks