Jews, Israel and Peace in Palestinian School Textbooks: A Survey of the Textbooks Published by the Palestinian National Authority in the Years 2000–2001

TitleJews, Israel and Peace in Palestinian School Textbooks: A Survey of the Textbooks Published by the Palestinian National Authority in the Years 2000–2001
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsGroiss A, Manor Y
PublisherCenter for Monitoring the Impact of Peace
CityNew York
Abstract

In the academic years 20002001 and 20012002, the Palestinian National Authority introduced 55 new textbooks and two teachers' guides for grades 1,2,6,7 and 11. This book discusses the results of a comprehensive survey of these textbooks to determine how they relate to peace, tolerance, recognition and reconciliation. The findings show that the textbooks do not teach acceptance of Israel's existence on the national level, and instead of working to erase hateful stereotypes, the new PNA curriculum is instilling them into the next generation's consciousness.