“In the wake of the controversial “Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land” report on Israeli and Palestinian Authority textbooks, Strategic Affairs Ministry Director General Yossi Kuperwasser, today (Tuesday, 5 February 2013), at the GPO in Jerusalem, held an on-record briefing (in English) in which he presented a PowerPoint display (see attached) that included new data and new studies on incitement in the Palestinian Authority education system.”
A Study in False Moral Equivalence
The New York Times reports today that a new study is attempting to downplay the role that incitement to hatred in Palestinian schools is playing in fueling the conflict. The study is the product of the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, a left-leaning ecumenical group that is partially financed by a grant from the U.S. State Department. The group claims as its goal to promote peace and understanding and their study’s conclusion purports to be as even-handed as their approach to peace.