TLB Note: Those who rule, those who are in control … write the history. The easiest way to change a society is to propagandize its children. Influencing the young of any culture has a significant and lasting impact on said culture. This is readily apparent in the USA via the Common Core curriculum, but this mechanism of propaganda is being used by an elitist caste right across the globe. Whether you believe in or support the Palestinian cause, or not … it is never the right of an outside entity to influence or corrupt the culture or history of a country! Now the author brings you information on … Teaching Lies to Palestinian Children.
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UNRWA Attempts to Change Historical Facts of Palestinian Culture & History
By: Wissam Afifa
It seems that attempts to represent existing Palestine according to the way US General Keith Dayton reshaped the Palestinian security services in the occupied West Bank, have not stopped.
UNRWA has joined these attempts through a brainwashing operation for the Palestinian pupils after the Palestinian Ministry of Education completed a new curriculum for classes 1-4.
UNRWA entrusted its educational departments in the five areas it operates in, to review and analyze the curriculum to ensure that it takes into account three issues Namely: violence, gender, and neutrality. Although the results of the systematic assessment in Gaza and the West Bank were positive, UNRWA carried out its own analysis. This makes us suspect that such a procedure was carried out in the intelligence chambers or in the Israeli Ministry of Education.
The new evaluation concluded that the textbook contains a series of modifications, which will have our children stripped of their identity.
For example, all maps of historical Palestine were deleted , and all references to Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state were also canceled. Imagine that a lesson for the first grade pupils that provides an example of words that include Arabic letters, had provided the word Palestine as a word that contains the letter “ط” in Arabic. UNRWA was not satisfied with this example, so it replaced the word Palestine “فلسطين ” with the word “يقطين” pumpkin, that contains the same letter. Another example of boys who practice the popular dance of Dabka, UNRWA was not satisfied of that and proceeded to add girls to the dancers.
Moreover, when a lesson mentions names of Palestinian cities in occupied Palestine in 1948 such as Tiberias and Safad, UNRWA replaces these names with names of cities in the occupied West Bank and Gaza respectively.
By this, UNRWA seeks to deprive us even of our memories about our occupied town in the historical Palestine, which is considered to be a blatant statement on our constants.
Moreover, UNRWA objects to a lesson that displays a scene that depicts how Palestinian citizens receive a freed prisoner. UNRWA turns the truth into a fictional story where people get out to receive their prince, as if they want to beautify the occupation’s face. UNRWA also removes a lesson about construction that shows the steadfastness of the Palestinians in rebuilding their demolished homes in the West Bank And Jerusalem.
UNRWA seeks to poison our curriculum, and confronting this is our responsibility, including UNRWA’s Education Director Farid Abu Aazra, the Minister of Education Sabri Sidem, as well as national factions, elites and media.
What we can see is nothing but playing the role of the Israeli Coordinator for Regional Affairs by UNRWA, and such procedures remind us of the former Education Israeli Officer in Israeli Civil Administration of the Gaza strip in the 20th century.
If UNRWA persists to continue with these procedures, it must be treated as a biased political body, not an international relief organization.
About the Author:
Wissam Afifa is a:
• Writer and political analyst
• Member of the Arab Media Forum Turkish
• Member of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate
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