Presenting his findings to the gathered lawmakers and foreign
diplomats, Dr. Arnon Groiss, a recognized expert on tolerance in
education, charged that "Israel is delegitimized, and demonized in these
texts and no peaceful solution to Arab-Israel conflict is ever
The textbooks in question are used currently in Palestinian schools
funded and operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency
(UNRWA). Financing for the schools and textbooks comes from the US,
Canada, Sweden, Norway, Australia and other nations.
One of the chief components of the original "Oslo" peace accords was
that both sides would educate their respective populations for peaceful
coexistence on the basis that both had a right to sovereignty in at
least part of the land.
The Palestinian side has not only failed to meet this obligation, but
has been demonstrably going in the opposite direction, educating future
generations to perpetuate the conflict with Israel.