“For peace, let’s change the school textbooks of Palestinian children” | EUROtoday

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LEducation is without doubt one of the keys to future and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Only schooling, by creating in folks's minds an excellent of peace, can create the desire to place an finish to the conflict between generations. It alone makes it doable to show a typical language past antagonisms, to cease the cycle of killings and to guide kids to imagine once more sooner or later. For all these causes, it’s a situation for peace and have to be promoted.

The instructing of details in addition to information of tradition and historical past permits one to accumulate essential considering and unbiased thought. The instructing given to kids and the textbooks they use should subsequently be in step with these necessities.

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However, a cautious examination of the college textbooks distributed by the Palestinian Authority and utilized by UNRWA sadly confirmed that this was removed from being the case in colleges within the West Bank and, above all, in Gaza.

The college books used there solely seem to adjust to UNESCO requirements. They are indoctrinating Palestinian kids right into a mindset of hatred and destruction. They enlist them in fanaticism by dehumanizing Jews who’re “forever enemies of Islam,” erasing the State of Israel from the maps of the area and glorifying “martyrs” who died committing terrorist assaults.

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The European Parliament has repeatedly expressed its concern on this level. After an in-depth examine of faculty books in use between 2017 and 2019 requested from the Georg Eckert Institute, it famous the presence of worrying content material, for all college ranges and all instructing topics. He famous the presence of anti-Semitic content material, imagery that fuels hatred, incites violence and martyrdom within the service of jihad. As a end result, in 2022 he voted for an modification to situation a part of Urnwa's funding on an overhaul of instructional supplies.

But this warning remained with out impact since in 2023 a brand new decision of the European Parliament as soon as once more established a transparent hyperlink between the college supplies in drive within the territories administered by Urnwa and terrorism.

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Finally, in a decision dated April 11, the European Parliament as soon as once more established that the academic supplies of the Palestinian Authority, that are financed by European taxpayers, contributed to the radicalization of Gazans earlier than the massacres of October 7 2023. This decision subsequently recommends redirecting funding meant for Urnwa in direction of different help channels.

It is the duty of the European Commission, which has simply renewed its monetary assist for Urnwa, to observe these suggestions and demand the writing of recent college textbooks to teach Palestinian kids. Failure to take action now means abandoning all hope for peace and turning into complicit within the perpetuation of conflict.

The petitioners :

Manuel Maidenberg, pediatrician
Monique Canto-Sperber, thinker
Celine Masson, psychoanalyst, college professor
Natalie Felzenszwalbe Suter, honorary lawyer
Nathanael Majster, lawyer
Michelle Dayan, lawyer
Jacky Mamou, pediatrician, former president of Médecin du Monde
Myriam Costa, pediatrician
Lucienne Coscas Hatchuel, pediatrician
Marc Maidenberg, surgeon
Jean Cartier-Bresson, professor emeritus of legislation
Monette Vacquin, psychoanalyst
Joanna Kubar, physician, CNRS researcher
Daniéle Khayat, ex-magistrate
Renée Fregosi, political scientist
Laurence Bantman, psychiatrist
Patrick Bantman, psychiatry, psychoanalyst
Muriel Pill, trainer
Catherine Erman, trainer
Sylvie Benzaquen, psychoanalyst
Georges Elia Sarfati, thinker, psychoanalyst
Jean-Paul Hazan, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst
Dr Adeline Metten, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst
Jean Szlamowicz, linguist
Sandrine Malem, psychoanalyst
Fabienne Ankaoua, psychoanalyst
Françoise Nielsen, psychoanalyst
Abraham Bengio, president of the tradition fee of Licra normal director Honorary deputy of the Rhône-Alpes area
Guy Dana, psychiatrist
Diane Kolnikoff, psychoanalyst
Richard Metz, technical director
Jef le Troquer, thinker, psychoanalyst
Kenigsman, painter
Jocelyne Benhamou Hatchuel, psychoanalyst
Philippe Hatchuel, psychiatrist
Katy Hazan historian
Bernard Gibero, psychoanalyst
Agathe Berman, trainer
Clo Kalifa, Egyptologist
Isabelle Sarfati, surgeon
Isabelle Wekstein, lawyer, director
Martine Benoit, college professor
Lena Soffer, panorama architect
Danièle Cohn, thinker
Martine Bismuth, retired affiliate professor
Ariane Bendavid, writer, trainer
Lucie Marignac, editor
Marie-Josée Collaudin, psychoanalyst
Claire Faugeron, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst
Wladi Mamane, psychiatrist
Claude Secroun, professor at Champagne Ardennes University
President of the affiliation supporting the Compiègne-Royallieu camp memorial
Yves Wahl, literature professor
Sylvia Medina, epidemiologist
Alain Knopf, gynecologist
Emmanuelle Lecornet-Sokol Endocrinologist Diabetologist
François Margolin, filmmaker
Antoine Lefebure, historian

Delphine Miermont Schilton, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist
Marc-Leopold Levy, psychoanalyst
Anne Delatour, pediatrician
Andre Benzaquin, surgeon
Nathalie Benzaquin, speech therapist
Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, anthropologist
Yana Grinshpun, Lecturer in Linguistics
Edith Taieb, member of the peace motion towards terrorism
Olivier Halimi, psychoanalyst
Jacqueline Eustache Brinio, Senator of Val d'Oise
Pierre Rigoulot, physician of the Institute of Social History
Hubert Heckman, lecturer
Pierre-André Taguieff, thinker
Jean Giot, linguist
Annick Duraffour, professor
Nathalie Heinich, sociologist.
Huguette Chomski, retired trainer
Albert Lévy, hospital physician
Baj Strobel, Anthropologist
Karine Papillaud, journalist
Arnold Munnich, pediatrician, geneticist
Joëlle Sermaize-Cuvelier, lawyer
Adeline Metten, psychiatrist
Jean-Pierre Winter, psychoanalyst
Michael Gad Wolkowicz, psychoanalyst
Sylvie Angel, psychiatrist
Jean-Jacques Moscovitz, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
Viviane Chetrit-Vatine, psychoanalyst
Jean Birenbaum, retired communicator
Claude Habib, college professor
Pierre Manent, director of research at EHESS