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UNESCO Granted Palestine Full Membership Even As PA Fell Woefully Short of UNESCO’s Own Basic Education Standards

How can we expect any better from a culture that glorifies death? …

By Roni Shaked – “UNESCO decided to grant the Palestinian Authority full membership despite the fact that it does not meet the basic educational requirements outlined in the organization’s codex, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization has clear prerequisites which every nation must meet before it is accepted into its ranks, such as: Do its textbooks recognize certain nations and religions, do they include anti-Semitic or racist references etc. The PA, it seems, is not exactly up to par.

A study by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE) found that Palestinian textbooks are far from meeting the requirements.

The report, which examined 117 Palestinian textbooks, was commissioned before the Palestinians filed their UNESCO application.

The report stresses the fact the Palestinian textbooks and maps are largely devoid of any reference to Israel, geographic or otherwise.

IMPACT-SE also found that many of the Palestinian schoolbooks glorify jihad (‘holy war’), death and acts of violence, predominantly against Jews.

‘Presenting Israel as the ‘ultimate evil,’ preaching violence and war and omitting any reference to peaceful collaborations does not coincide with UNESCO’s principles,’ Dr. Eldad Pardo of the Hebrew University, who heads IMPACT-SE, said.” Read more.

“We just want to get Israeli’s. I want to kill them” – The manipulation of innocents is nothing new for Hamas and its ilk. Each summer, Hamas, along with fellow terrorist groups Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade, operates camps that indoctrinate scores of Palestinian children in the ways of jihad and Jew-hatred. The campers, some of whom are as young as 8 and 9 years old, are taught military tactics as well as the finer points of suicide attacks. The PA also militarizes Palestinian children through government-run television programming. In one fictitious music video that has run continually over the past few years on PA TV, a young Palestinian boy is shown heading to ‘shahada,’ or martyrdom. Scenes of his death are accompanied by selections from his suicide letter, such as, ‘How sweet is shahada…be joyous over my blood, and do not cry for me.’ Other PA music videos show children defacing Jewish symbols, such as the Menorah, and throwing stones at Israeli soldiers while chanting, ‘You will not be saved, oh Zionist.’ This widespread indoctrination of young Muslims calls to mind an Arabic saying, Al-ilm fi al-sghirar kanaqshi fi al-hajar. Translated into English, it means, ‘An education in one’s youth is like engraving into a stone.'” Read more.

Flashback: Gaza and the West Bank: Palestinian Authority Teaches 5-Year-Olds to Die for Allah – “A Palestinian Authority kindergarten showed off what its young students had learned over the past year by having the five-year-olds act out scenes of terror and death for their families. The parents were moved to tears upon seeing their children pretend to die as ‘martyrs,’ Palestinian Media Watch reported reported. During the graduation ceremony two plays were performed – one based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ the second, ‘The Martyr’s Wedding,’ a story glorifying death in battle with Israel for the sake of Islam.” Read more.

  1. Anonymous
    11/03/2011 at 3:11 PM

    ICA does not fit here but an interesting link below regards a million man march from around the world



  2. 11/03/2011 at 4:01 PM

    From that article:

    “…But even more worrisome is another march is scheduled for March 2012, Israeli officials said. That march is being organized by Indian activist Feroze Mithiborwala, who said in a recent press conference in Pakistan that the march will unite people from all over the world, and of all faiths – including Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Jews – “to participate in the march towards the Jerusalem and liberate it from the Zionists.” The march would be in the form of a “caravan” which would start from three directions – Asia, Europe, and Africa, originating in India, Turkey and Morocco respectively. The caravans would stop in all the countries on the way and pick up more participants. The objective is to gather hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people at the borders of Israel who would simply push their way through, reaching Jerusalem and “liberating” it.”

    As I’ve pointed out before, March 2012 is auspicious because it is 1260 days before Yom Teruah in Fall 2015. I’m not guaranteeing anything, I just think we should keep an eye on it.


  3. ICA
    11/03/2011 at 10:24 PM

    Thanks for the link, very interesting. I’ve posted it.


  4. Anonymous
    11/04/2011 at 1:49 PM

    Kurt – not meaning to sound dumb but what day is – Yom Teruah – regards the 1260 days it is exactly 1260 days from Palm Sunday 2012 to Sept 13 2015 Rosh Hashina or is that what you were saying – ??



  5. 11/04/2011 at 5:00 PM

    Oops, you’re right… Rosh Hashanah 2015 is Monday, Sept 14, minus 1260 days = Monday, April 2, 2012. April 1 is Palm Sunday.


  6. 11/04/2011 at 5:28 PM

    I still do not know what day is Yom Teruah ??? I have never heard of that particular day ??



  7. 11/04/2011 at 6:29 PM

    Oh sorry, means “Day of Blowing” same as “Day/Feast of Trumpets” or Rosh Hashanah.


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