Indoctrination of PA and UNRWA Education Ignored by Intelligence

Full disclosure: I run an agency which engages experts to provide research for more than 20 years on the schools, and texts of the new education system run by the Palestinian Authority since the year 2000, which operates under the aegis of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

PA textbooks are used as the exclusive source for curriculum in UNRWA in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and even in Gaza.

This is our comprehensive work which has been published by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, a private think tank engaged by Israel intelligence.

The UNRWA war curriculum – Israel Behind the News

The message of PA/PLO education: demonization and destruction of Israel, albeit in stages.

It is hard to say if this education reflects Palestinian Arab society. After all, the PLO was imposed on their people. The rise of the PLO to power 27 years ago was facilitated by the Israel Defense Forces, which imported the PLO from Tunis, with the notion that the PLO would rule Palestinian Arab society, and free Israel from that burden.

The movers and shakers of Israeli intelligence continue to assert that Israel must deal with the PLO, no matter what.

Israel intelligence protects the PLO and its administrative arm, the PA.

Israel intelligence protects UNRWA.

Israel intelligence has not changed its position.

There is a psychological matter at hand.

The Israel Prime Minister who accompanied the PLO rise to power was Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated two years after the deal.

Ever since, criticism of Rabin policies is considered taboo, especially in Israel intelligence.

Is that why Israel intelligence ignores the reality of a school system that indoctrinates the next generation to war?

About the Author
David Bedein, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is an MSW community organizer by profession and an expereinced investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron Int’l Press Center in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, Bedein was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of " The Genesis of the Palestinian Authority" and "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE- How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered"and the director and producer of the numerous short films about UNRWA policy which can be located at: