European Parliament Condemns Palestinian Failure to Stop Hate in School Textbooks

(European Jewish Press) Yossi Lempkowicz - The European Parliament passed three resolutions which condemn the Palestinian Authority (PA) for continuing to teach hate and violence in its school textbooks and which oppose EU aid to the PA being used for this purpose. The resolutions were passed by over a 60% majority of the parliament. The legislation calls on the European Commission to ensure that salaries of teachers and education sector civil servants financed by the EU are used to teach curricula that reflect UNESCO standards of peace, tolerance, coexistence and non-violence. German MEP Niclas Herbst of the European People's Party stressed that "EU funds should be spent on peace and mutual understanding. Paying teachers to teach anti-Semitism and incitement to violence through Palestinian schoolbooks should never be subsidized by EU money. The result of the votes today is a strong signal in this regard."

2020-05-15 00:00:00

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