Thursday, April 28, 2011

UN Workers "Adamantly Opposed" to Holocaust Education


by Itamar Marcus

The UNRWA workers in Palestinian schools have announced their "adamant opposition" to teaching Palestinian children about "the Holocaust of the Jews." This announcement by the UNRWA Workers' Union was in response to UNRWA's decision to include Holocaust education in its curriculum in the topic of "human rights." According to the UNRWA Workers Union, teaching Palestinian children about the Holocaust will "confuse the thinking" of Palestinian children.

Palestinian Media Watch recently reported on opposition in the Palestinian Authority to teaching Palestinian children about the Holocaust.

The following is the article in the official PA daily:

Headline: "The [UNRWA Workers'] Union emphasized its opposition to teaching the Holocaust of the Jews as part of the curriculum in the [UNRWA] Agency's schools..."

"The [UNRWA] Workers' Union emphasized its adamant opposition to teaching the Holocaust of the Jews within the educational curriculum of UNRWA schools, as part of the topic of human rights. The union said, 'We emphasize our adamant opposition to confusing the thinking of our students' by means of Holocaust studies in the human rights study curriculum, and emphasize study of the history of Palestine and the acts of massacre which have been carried out against Palestinians, the most recent of which was the war against Gaza.'

[Union chairman, Suheil] Al-Hindi, explained to France Press, that UNRWA 'approved teaching the Holocaust...' but [the teaching] has not yet started."

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 14, 2011]

Source: http://www.hudson-ny.org/2078/un-workers-opposed-holocaust-education

Itamar Marcus

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1 comment:

ZionLion said...

Confusing palestinians? Is there a more confused people living on this earth?

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