Study: Increase in Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitism in Turkish Schools

(JNS) A new study of Turkish textbooks by IMPACT-se and the Henry Jackson Society found an increase in anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel. "Schoolbooks have been weaponized in Erdogan's attempts to Islamize Turkish society and to harken back to a nostalgic age of Turkish domination," said Marcus Sheff, CEO of IMPACT-se. Anti-Israel messaging in the curriculum encourages students to identify with Palestinians as part of Turkey's role as the protector of Muslims. The textbooks promote jihad and martyrdom in battle. Jews are characterized as infidels, instead of the traditional Islamic view that they are the "People of the Book."

2021-03-11 00:00:00

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