Israel’s school textbooks propagate racism and extremism among its children.
Nurit Peled-Elhanan examined 17 Israeli school textbooks and exposed their indoctrination and cultivation of anti-Arab racism.
Inculcation of anti-Palestinian ideology in the minds of Israel’s youth is achieved in the books through the use of exclusion.
When they mention Palestinians it is in an overwhelmingly negative and demeaning light.
Palestinians are often depicted negatively as terrorists, refugees and primitive farmers.
Israeli murderers are celebrated as heroes.
Israeli textbooks use military-related terminology to instill a combat mindset.
The majority of Israeli crimes against Palestinians are not mentioned.
Some textbooks downplay or justify Israeli crimes against Palestinians.