Teaching Children to Make War

On 3rd May 2017 Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), addressed Donald Trump during his visit to Washington saying:

“Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren
on a culture of peace.  And we are endeavouring to bring about security, freedom and peace
for our children to live like the other children in the world, along with the Israeli children
in peace, freedom and security.”

Those statements drew a rapid contradictory response from Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister:

“I heard President Abbas yesterday say that the Palestinians teach their children peace.
Unfortunately, that’s not true. They name their schools after mass murderers of Israelis
and they pay terrorists. But I hope that it’s possible to achieve a change
and to pursue a genuine peace.”

A couple of months later Donald Trump visited Bethlehem and, having seen evidence of the PA’s education curriculum, was reported to be very angry with Mahmoud Abbas.

He is said to have shouted at Abbas:

“You tricked me in Washington … You talked to me about peace, but
the Israelis showed me that you are personally supporting incitement.”

The evidence that the Israelis had shown the American President had been gathered carefully over many months by Israelis who are greatly concerned about the United Nations’ involvement in Palestinian education.

Those Israelis have gathered more information this year about the ongoing efforts to indoctrinate Palestinian children towards violence against the Jewish people rather than working for peaceful co-existence.

Earlier this week the Centre for Near East Policy Research published this 10-minute video report.