WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act to address whether Palestinian students are being taught inaccurate or racist content about Israel and the Jewish people.
“The Middle East will never experience peace until Palestinians stop teaching their kids to hate Israel, and American dollars should not fund this anti-Jewish propaganda. The Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act would give us a closer look at what Palestinian schools are teaching and whether or not American money is supporting antisemitism,” said Kennedy.
The Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act would require the Secretary of State to submit annual reports examining the curriculum Palestinian schools are using to teach students. The reports will review whether Palestinian curricula encourage racist violence against the Jewish people and whether U.S. foreign aid is supporting such material.
Currently, America provides significant funding to the Palestinians, and this funding may be supporting antisemitic propaganda in school curricula.
Text of the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act is available here.