Tag Archive for Education

REPORT: 1st to 12th grade Palestinian students indoctrinated to violence

An int’l research and policy institute that evaluates school curricula for racial tolerance reports its study confirms how Palestinian students are required to be well-versed in the message of violence and hatred of Jews, or Israel, to pass PA matriculation exams to attain a high school certificate.

By  Ariel Kahana


The Israeli branch of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se), an international research and policy institute that analyzes school textbooks throughout the world, has looked into the high school matriculation exams held in the Palestinian Authority last year, which were supposedly based on new books that are free from incitement against Jews or Israel – and found that was not the case. Continue Reading »

Norway’s Ruling coalition instructs gov’t to freeze aid to Palestinians

The ruling coalition members of the Norwegian Parliament sent a letter instructing the government to reduce or withhold financial payments to Palestinian Authority over “references to violence, martyrdom and terror” being taught in PA school books.
– The statement read, “The coalition considers this to be devastating…and finds it unacceptable that Norwegian funds support a school system that promotes such destructive values.”

By Marcy Oster/JTA,


Parliament members in Norway, one of the world’s main donors to the Palestinian Authority, demanded these contributions be suspended over incitement in school textbooks.

Members of the ruling coalition said in a statement Thursday that it is instructing the government to “reduce or withhold financial support to the Palestinian Authority if they do not provide satisfactory improvements in school materials” soon. Continue Reading »

Muslim headmaster says ‘Jews have a right to pray on Temple Mount’

A Muslim teacher and headmaster of a school in the Arab town of Tamra, in the Lower Galilee, says that Jews should also have the right to pray on the Temple Mount, admitting, it should be a place of worship for all religions.

By Israel Today Staff


The Temple Mount [known to Muslims as Al Haram Ash Sharif] has long been at the center of the Middle East conflict. All three major world religions–Judaism, Christianity and Islam–claim it as holy to their faith. As such, it is much more than just a political flashpoint.

The Muslims control most of the Temple Mount, and use it as a platform for violent protest and to express their displeasure over Israeli politics, and, indeed, the very existence of the Jewish state. Continue Reading »

Despite UN’s censure of racist Palestinian textbooks, funding continues

Although the EU and UN accepted a report from IMPACT-se, exposing how all Palestinian schoolbooks in social studies, national education, history, and Arabic for grades 2–12, are saturated with incitement, racist or problematic content, they continue to fund the material that encourages children to commit violence and forever reject peace with Israel.



Palestinian schoolchildren are exposed to a dramatic amount of incitement and intolerance against Jews and Israel, a research institute based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found.

IMPACT-se describes itself as a “research, policy and advocacy organization that monitors and analyzes education,” according to “international standards on peace and tolerance as derived from UNESCO declarations and resolutions.” Continue Reading »

EU to examine hate taught in Palestinian schoolbooks it finances

Investigation by IMPACT-se, reveals hundreds of examples of extremism encouraging Jihad, violence, demonization & incitement against Israel & Jews in new Palestinian schoolbooks funded by the EU.

By Itamar Eichner


Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, announced Wednesday that the body will scrutinize the new Palestinian textbooks for content that incites hate and violence, out of concern that EU aid funds are being used to promote hatred.

Courtesy of The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center At the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center

The announcement follows an investigation and campaign by IMPACT-se (Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education). Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israel ranks 3rd most educated country

Israel outranks U.S., all European countries for percentage of citizens aged 25-64 holding degree in higher education, be it academic or vocational, according to latest OECD report.

By Abigail Klein Leichman


Israel is the third most educated country, according to 2017 data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

OECD calculated the percentage of each country’s population between the ages of 25 and 64 who have completed a two- or four-year degree beyond high school – including both academic and vocational programs.

The data shows that 50.9 percent of Israelis in the target age bracket have a higher-education degree. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Authority objects to UN textbook changes that include Israel on maps


Proposed UNRWA change would end decades of the Palestinians teaching children at the UN’s expense to not recognize Israel’s existence, and brainwashing them to want to return to “Palestine” and destroy Israel.

By Dalit Halevi


UNRWA Judea and Samaria Manager Taeh al-Bas announced the UNRWA Education Committee’s intention to change the textbooks of schools belonging to the organization.

Official logos to six different UNRWA schools that include the UN logos along with Israel being replaced by ‘Palestine’. – Source: ElderOfZiyon.blogspot

In an interview with Palestin on Saturday, al-Bas said the changes are all connected to “national issues related to Palestinian cities conquered by Israel in 1948, geography maps, history, and national culture.” Continue Reading »

PA charges Israel with ‘terrorism’ for closing Hamas affiliated school in Jerusalem


The PA’s public diplomacy bureau said school closure was demonstrative of Israel’s “terrorist activities”, calling Israel’s claims of incitement in the school’s curriculum as “lies”.

By  Dalit Halevi


The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday blasted as “terrorism” Israel’s decision to close an Arab elementary school in Jerusalem due to its spreading of incitement.

The closer houses are Sur baher. The farther houses on the mountain, on the left are the edges of al-Ubeidiya. On the mountain on the right is believed to be Wadi al-Arayis and Juhdum. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Al Nkhba School in the Sur Baher neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem was ordered to be closed after it was discovered that the school had been established by officials affiliated  with the Hamas terrorist organization, and that the curriculum included severe incitement against the State of Israel. Continue Reading »

Israeli Minister Says Private Christian Schools Should be Funded


Minister Gila Gamliel steps in to aid Israel’s 47 Arabic-speaking Christian schools that’s undergoing a severe financial crisis by formulating a program to fund private schools, including the Christian network, that meet certain requirements.

BY Israel Today Staff


Israeli Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel has decided to go to bat for the nation’s 47 Arabic-speaking Christian schools, which are facing a severe financial crisis.

Israel Minister Gila Gamliel – Photo: Facebook

The Christian schools went on strike last year demanding government funding, even though they are not part of the state-controlled public school system.

Israel’s Education Ministry agreed to provide the Christian schools a one-time 50 million shekel injection, but that funding is now three months overdue. Continue Reading »

UN agency honors Palestinian suicide bus-bomber that killed & maimed Jews


Investigative reporter reveals UNRWA schools still reward & praise Palestinian terrorists, and Israel not only ignores it, but is blocking a US law against funding PA terror indoctrination.

By Shimon Cohen


At a facility in Judea of UNRWA, the UN body tasked with caring for “Palestinian refugees,” a festive ceremony was held on Monday honoring Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour, the 19-year-old Hamas terrorist who exactly a week ago bombed a bus in southeastern Jerusalem.

Journalist David Bedein, director of the Jerusalem-based Israel Resource News Agency as well as the Center for Near East Policy Research, told Arutz Sheva about the UN event to honor the terrorist who conducted the first bus bombing of the current terror wave, in which he died while wounding 15 victims. Continue Reading »

East Jerusalem school principal & teacher fired over incitement against Israeli soldiers


Education Minister, ‘Incitement to violence is not education’: Education Ministry outraged with school play where a student is portrayed as an IDF soldier shooting a Palestinian child and students singing songs that praise terrorists who murder Jews.

By Yael Branovsky


The principal and a teacher at an east Jerusalem elementary school were fired this week for allegedly inciting and encouraging violence against Israeli soldiers.

A student hurls stones with a slingshot at Israeli troops during clashes in Hebron on Wednesday – Photo: AP

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who has summoned the pair for a hearing, said Wednesday that “incitement to violence is not education, and anyone found to be inciting will not be part of the [education] system.” Continue Reading »

Global Index Ranks Israel 4th Best Country To Raise Children


Austria comes in best country, followed by Finland, Sweden, and then Israel according to the Family Life Index, carried out by the Inter Nations institute surveying 41 countries.

By i24news


Austria has been ranked as the best place in the world for expat families to bring up their children, according to the Family Life Index carried out by the Inter Nations institute.

Finland and Sweden came second and third respectively, with Israel finding itself in a very respectable fourth place after scoring highly in categories such as availability of childcare and education as well as family well-being.

“Swedish with Baby” was started in 2012 by two mothers on parental leave who wanted to help break young parents’ isolation in the home – Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/File

New Zealand came in fifth, with the US taking the 25th spot and Saudi Arabia coming in last at 41. Continue Reading »

Druze town achieves top spot for Israel’s high school matriculation tests

Beit Jann, in northern Israel, ranks #1 for first time, with nearly 95% of its students eligible for matriculation certificate, whereas the Jewish ultra-Orthodox & Arab towns continue to hold bottom slots. 

By Shahar Chai


The Druze village of Beit Jann Israel’s highest rate of matriculation certificate eligibility among high school students in the 2013-14 school year, according to rankings released on Wednesday by the Education Ministry. The town previously came in at third and second places in the last two years, and by achieving the top spot, it has made good on a promise by its regional council chief. Continue Reading »

Israel’s colleges, universities see record enrollment


New academic year kicks off with over 300,000 students enrolling, an increase of 1% from last year, in Israel’s 65 colleges & universities.

Some 310,000 students kicked off the academic school year on Sunday at 65 higher education institutions throughout the country.

Tel Aviv University campus

Tel Aviv University campus. – Photo: PR

According to the Council for Higher Education (CHE) some 238,420 will be enrolled in bachelor’s programs, 59,455 will pursue master’s degrees, and 10,860 will study in doctoral programs. These figures marked a 1 percent increase from the previous academic year, in which 307,020 students were enrolled in academic institutions. Continue Reading »

The top 10 best educated countries in the world

Compulsory conscription into the IDF has not lowered educational attainment rates, as 46% of Israeli adults had attained tertiary qualification in 2012, putting them #4 in global placement according to data recently released by the OECD.

By Thomas C. Frohlich

According to data recently released by the Organization for Co-operation and Development (OECD), more than half of Russian adults held tertiary degrees in 2012 — the equivalent of college degree in the United States — more than in any other country reviewed. Meanwhile, less than 4% of Chinese adults had tertiary qualifications in 2012, less than in any other country. 24/7 Wall St. Continue Reading »