Feb 6, 2013

It's Not About the Textbooks

An interesting study was published recently on the role of education systems in Israel and the Palestinian Authority dealing with the long-espoused notion that Palestinian textbooks teach Palestinian kids to hate.

Take a look at the image below. This is the reaction of a Palestinian child moments after coming from school yesterday to find that his home in Beit Hanina was demolished.

Here he sits on the ruins of the structure where he and 30 other Palestinians lived. 

Even if he could find his textbooks amidst the rubble, do you really think the contents of them would be what determines his feelings toward Israel?

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