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Palestinians: Curriculum

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL2552, tabled on 12 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether reported antisemitic content in the Palestinian Authority’s school curriculum is in breach of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism.

Answered on

31 March 2020

The UK government is deeply concerned about the allegations of incitement in Palestinian Authority’s school textbooks. The International Development Secretary reiterated our concerns in a call to the Palestinian Authority’s Education Minister just last month.

In order to assess the concerns highlighted in this question, the UK took the lead in calling for an independent review of Palestinian textbooks, as a result of which an independent review of the alleged incitement to violence and hatred in the textbooks is underway with the support of our European partners. We expect interim findings in Spring 2020 and full findings later in the year.