News Belgium: PA textbooks not anti-Semitic

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I wish this report is enough to show the reality of the Zionist propaganda about Palestinian education system. Currently Belgian goverment fund partially the Palestinian education system, so they sent several experts to investigate about the Zionists claims.

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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1121048977680 [Broken]

Although a new report states that some Palestinian Authority textbooks feature descriptions of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" as being an "integral part" of Zionist history that was approved in "a confidential resolution of the First Zionist Congress," the Belgian government says it is continuing to fund production of the textbooks and does not consider them offensive.

"We do not find [the textbooks] anti-Semitic in any way," said a spokesman from the Belgian government press office, speaking to The Jerusalem Post by telephone. "We have a screening process that goes through and reads the books. There has been some controversy about it in the past, but we have had people look into it."

However, other countries may be having second thoughts. While Finland, Italy and the Netherlands have also provided aid for PA textbooks in the past, this year's books only credit Belgium and "Arab nations" as providing aid.

Widely regarded as a cornerstone of anti-Semitic theory, the fabricated Protocols purport to disclose the secret plans of a Jewish conspiracy for world domination.

The description of the Protocols is one of many anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic statements made in PA textbooks, according to a report issued by the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace (CMIP) on Monday, a watchdog group.

The 122-page report notes that Israel is omitted from all maps of the Middle East, and that Palestinian martyrs are portrayed as "heroic" strugglers against the "occupying force."

"Unfortunately, the whole Palestinian Authority operation of publishing new books for schools has fallen short of the standards set by the international community," said Arnon Groiss, who wrote the report. "Until massive changes are made, I don't think that the Palestinian Authority's textbooks contribute to peace. The opposite is being done."

The PA Ministry of Education could not be reached for comment and did not return phone calls.

However, a document on the ministry's Web site says that the issue of incitement in PA textbooks is "a myth."

Claiming that CMIP has engaged in an "orchestrated crusade against Palestinian education," the ministry's document also denies that PA books incite hatred against Jews and says that it is, in fact, Israeli textbooks that incite hatred against the Palestinians.

"Those who are critical of what Palestinian children are learning should try to find out how Israeli children are taught to hate Arabs, and trained to kill them," the document says.

Prior to 1967 Jordanian textbooks were used for schools in the West Bank and Egyptian textbooks were used in the Gaza Strip.

"When we took over funding of the textbooks, we did so because we wanted to replace the totally outdated textbooks that had been used up to that point," said the Belgian spokesman. "We wanted them to stress social values, human rights and democracy."

In "A Study of the Impact of the Palestinian Curriculum," commissioned by the Belgian Technical Cooperation at the end of 2004, researchers concluded that in "light of the debate stirred by accusations of incitement to hatred and other criticisms of the Palestinian textbooks, there is no evidence at all of that happening as a result of the curriculum."

The report added that violence from "soldiers and settlers shooting in the streets and in schools" and "occupation" were preventing Palestinian children from realizing democratic values.

Members of CMIP claim that the other countries withdrew their funding of the books because of their content, but officials in those countries could not be reached for comment.
 
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Bilal

Finland, Italy and the Netherlands are forced to stop supporting the Palestinian education system or building schools because the scared from the Zionist Lobby. Usually any European government reject the Israeli orders, they open their files in 2WW and their contribution in anti Semite.

Currently, Belgium, Japan, France and USA supporting the Palestinian to improve their education system, especially the age of 40% of the Palestinian is lower than 18 years, and we have one of the highest percentage of education in ME especially female (60% of undergraduate students are females).

I do believe that Belgium is brave nation and government because they reject to be slaves for the Zionists propaganda. This small country in Europe suffered a lot from the invaders , especially NAZI, during the last centuries.Therefore they understand well the suffering of nations under occupation. They also reject the aggression and they can not accept the ‘’cheap propaganda’’.

May God bless and protect this great country and nation
 
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It is only fair to point out the controversy over "The Protocols":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protocols_of_Zion

Particularly two things that are in conflict:

The Protocols of the (Learned) Elders of Zion is a fraudulent document purporting to describe a plan to achieve Jewish global domination.
but also:

The document however is somewhat prophetic in that it describes some things that are very similar to what was established in Russia after the revolution.
and

The mystical priest Professor Sergei Nilus gained fame by promulgating the Protocols as Chapter 18, the work of the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland in 1897. After it had been pointed out that the First Zionist Congress had been open to the public and attended by many non-Jews, he claimed the Protocols were the work of the meetings of the "Elders of Zion" in 1902–1903, despite the conflict with his claim of having received a copy previous to that date:
 

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Funny how the entire quote except for the bolded portions pretty strongly supports the position that the textbooks are anti-semetic.....

It also appears from what you quoted (can't get into the link) that the study does say the books are anti-semetic, its just the government that doesn't.
 
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Well, the logic is easy enough to follow.

If you start with the assumption that there is nothing wrong with Palestinian textbooks, and the assumption that there is a Zionist conspiracy going on, it is quite reasonable to infer that this is the result of actions of said conspiracy, and kudos to Belgium for resisting its influence.

Of course, if you don't already believe in the conspiracy, you would get something entirely different from the article.
 

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Funny how the entire quote except for the bolded portions pretty strongly supports the position that the textbooks are anti-semetic.....
My exact reaction as well. And the bolded parts are all from a Belgian spokesperson - talk about unbiased sources !
 

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HERE is a copy of the report cited in the link. It states pretty clearly that the textbooks are anti-semetic. The Belgian government is saying pretty much the exact opposite of what the report says.
The textbooks studied for this complementary report do not change the picture presented by the CMIP former report of Nov. 2001. The Jews are still presented in a negative light historically, yet at the same time denied any part in the history of the country shared by them and the Palestinians. Israel is still not recognized as a sovereign state, but is rather presented as a foreign entity imposed in 1948 on the land. It is a source of aggression, death and destruction to the Palestinians, especially the refugees among them who aspire to return to their former homes within its territory. Hence, no peace is sought after, but rather a war against Israel as the usurper, aggressor and occupier is to be waged. For the first time, some recognition of Judaism's relation to Jerusalem is inferred from a brief statement that appears in one of the teachers' guides, although emphasis is placed on Arab and Christian relations to Jerusalem.
 

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The first link is to a Jewish newspaper which not too surprisingly is critical of the PA teaching material and claims the books are anti-semitic. The second link to CMIP is also suspect. Following are extracts from their impartial site;

Here's what they say they do,

The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace (CMIP) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit making organization that was established in 1998 under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York. Its purpose is to encourage a climate of tolerance and mutual respect between peoples and nations, founded on the rejection of violence and the changing of negative stereotypes, as a means to resolving conflicts
And here is what they have actually done per their own website;

To date CMIP has concentrated on the Middle East and issued several reports on school textbooks and teachers guides:

September 1998 - "Palestinian Authority School Textbooks", which reviewed 160 books produced by Egypt and Jordan and used by the PA during the school year 1997-1998.

March 2000 - "Palestinian Authority Teachers Guides", which analyzed 20 Jordanian teachers guides used by the PA

September 2000 - "Arabs and Palestinian in Israeli Textbooks", which reviewed 360 schoolbooks that were in use during the school year 1999-2000.

June 2001 - "Jews, Zionism and Israel in Syrian School Textbooks", which reviewed 68 books produced by the Syrian government and in use during the school year 1999- 2000.

November 2001 - "Jews, Israel and Peace in Palestinian School Textbooks 2000-2001 and 2001-2002", which surveyed 60 school books produced by the PA and introduced in Palestinian schools for the grades one, two, six and seven, and one textbook for grade 11.

July 2002 - "Arabs, Palestinians, Islam and Peace in Israeli School Textbooks" Update for 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. This report has surveyed an additional 105 textbooks introduced during these years.

October 2002 - "Jews, Israel and Peace in the Palestinian Authority Textbooks and High School Final Examinations", a complementary report. This report deals with 14 newly received books and 26 high school final examination in various subjects, from the years 2000 and 2002.

January 2003 - "The West, Christians and Jews in Saudi Arabian Schoolbooks", in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee. This report surveys the official Saudi textbooks taught in grades 1-10, from the years 1999-2002.

June 2003 - CMIP's most recent report is called "Jews, Israel and Peace in the Palestinian Authority Textbooks, the New Textbooks for Grades 3 and 8".
So it would appear their scope is limited entirely to judging the worthiness of Arab schoolbooks. And here is an admission by themselves that their findings do not exactly receive widespread acceptance outside of Israel.
The reports produced by CMIP have brought about reactions from a number of international sources, contesting our work, such as the Palestinian Authority, UNRWA and the European Commission.
Maybe I'm being overly suspicious but it looks a little like an organisation set up with the sole purpose of supporting Israel.
 

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The first link is to a Jewish newspaper which not too surprisingly is critical of the PA teaching material and claims the books are anti-semitic. The second link to CMIP is also suspect.
If correct, that is still not justification for concluding the exact opposite of what the links say.
 

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If correct, that is still not justification for concluding the exact opposite of what the links say.
I'm not sure what you mean by if correct? The excerpts I posted are certainly correct. I cut and pasted them from the report. As to justification for reaching a contrary conclusion; I wasn't suggesting it was; merely that the report was not unbiased and so was itself not independently corroborative of the report in the Jerusalem Post
Perhaps if someone could dig up the EU commission's response to the report it might throw some further light on whether the Belgians are right or wrong in their assertion that the PA school texts are not anti-semitic.
 
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You've be craeful there are so many organisations such as 'CAMERA' and 'MEMRI' to name the two most infamous ones, which claim to be media watchdogs of sorts, but are set-up with the purpose of of propaganda.

CMIP was founded by a Jewish settler in Israel who had formerly worked in PR for the right-wing of the Likkud party, it is just another propaganda organisation.
 

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You've be craeful there are so many organisations such as 'CAMERA' and 'MEMRI' to name the two most infamous ones, which claim to be media watchdogs of sorts, but are set-up with the purpose of of propaganda.

CMIP was founded by a Jewish settler in Israel who had formerly worked in PR for the right-wing of the Likkud party, it is just another propaganda organisation.
Looking at CMIP's web site I don't think they are trying too hard to hide their affiliations. I imagine their charter was drafted in such a fashion so they could avail of the benefits accruing from 'charitable status'
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by if correct?
It meant that my response did not depend on an evaluation of your post. (And since I did not evaluate it, I did not want to make a response suggesting I agreed with it)


Perhaps if someone could dig up the EU commission's response to the report it might throw some further light on whether the Belgians are right or wrong in their assertion that the PA school texts are not anti-semitic.
It'd be good to hear the reasons behind Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands withdrawing their funding too.
 

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It is only fair to point out the controversy over "The Protocols":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protocols_of_Zion
Whatever the controversy regarding their authenticity I find it worrying that sellers such as Walmart have been pressurised into removing it from their sales lists. Following this precedent one could easily imagine the Da Vinci Code being removed for sale if pressure was applied by the catholic church who by all accounts are livid about it's assertions re Mary Magdalene.
 

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Looking at CMIP's web site I don't think they are trying too hard to hide their affiliations. I imagine their charter was drafted in such a fashion so they could avail of the benefits accruing from 'charitable status'
Actually what aroused by suspicons more than anything else is that ii doesn't contain the names of the indivduals involved in the organisation which is a hallmark of these phoney watchdogs (geniune watchdogs do generally give names) as it makes it harder to join the dots to other organisatiosn with known agendas.
 

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It meant that my response did not depend on an evaluation of your post. (And since I did not evaluate it, I did not want to make a response suggesting I agreed with it)

It'd be good to hear the reasons behind Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands withdrawing their funding too.
Yes I have noticed that most if not all of your posts consist of just one or two lines and are careful to avoid stating a firm opinion yet they are also designed to subtly undermine. Interestingly, especially as you are a super mentor I believe per Wikipedia this is a tactic normally associated with trolling. :confused:
For what it's worth for those interested in actually forming an opinion on the OP here's the US response;
In 2002 the United States Congress requested the US Department of State to commission a reputable NGO to conduct a review of the new Palestinian curriculum. The Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) was thereby commissioned by the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and the US Consul General in Jerusalem to review the Palestinian Authority's textbooks. Its report was completed in March 2003 and delivered to the State Department for submission to Congress. Its Executive Summary states: "The overall orientation of the curriculum is peaceful despite the harsh and violent realities on the ground. It does not openly incite against Israel and the Jews. It does not openly incite hatred and violence. Religious and political tolerance is emphasized in a good number of textbooks and in multiple contexts."
It's unlikely the US state dep't through congress would have commissioned an anti-semitic research group to conduct this review and congress itself is not usually considered anti-semitic so this seems pretty persuasive that perhaps the Belgians are correct.
 
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Art said:
So it would appear their scope is limited entirely to judging the worthiness of Arab schoolbooks.
"Entirely" ?

This is from the part you quoted : (emphasis added by me)

September 2000 - "Arabs and Palestinian in Israeli Textbooks", which reviewed 360 schoolbooks that were in use during the school year 1999-2000.

June 2001 - "Jews, Zionism and Israel in Syrian School Textbooks", which reviewed 68 books produced by the Syrian government and in use during the school year 1999- 2000.

November 2001 - "Jews, Israel and Peace in Palestinian School Textbooks 2000-2001 and 2001-2002", which surveyed 60 school books produced by the PA and introduced in Palestinian schools for the grades one, two, six and seven, and one textbook for grade 11.

July 2002 - "Arabs, Palestinians, Islam and Peace in Israeli School Textbooks" Update for 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. This report has surveyed an additional 105 textbooks introduced during these years.
Now what was that objection again to a statement that the correctness of your post was not endorsed ?

And here is an admission by themselves that their findings do not exactly receive widespread acceptance outside of Israel.
Let's not even get into how this is supposed to be a true representation of the quote that followed it.
 

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Art said:
For what it's worth for those interested in actually forming an opinion on the OP here's the US response
And for completeness, would you please throw in a link to the source as well ?
 

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Now what was that objection again to a statement that the correctness of your post was not endorsed ?
And this I believe Wikipedia refers to as a straw man argument whereby you create a position attribute it to someone else and then attack it. Perhaps you'd like to show where I requested endorsement :rolleyes:

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Let's not even get into how this is supposed to be a true representation of the quote that followed it.
Are you disagreeing with the quote? Or are you saying the quote doesn't say other bodies disagreed with it's findings? :confused: BTW you can add the USA to that list.

As to the impartiality of the report the post below also suggests it is biased,

You've be craeful there are so many organisations such as 'CAMERA' and 'MEMRI' to name the two most infamous ones, which claim to be media watchdogs of sorts, but are set-up with the purpose of of propaganda.

CMIP was founded by a Jewish settler in Israel who had formerly worked in PR for the right-wing of the Likkud party, it is just another propaganda organisation.
highlighting added by me
 
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And this I believe Wikipedia refers to as a straw man argument whereby you create a position attribute it to someone else and then attack it. Perhaps you'd like to show where I requested endorsement :rolleyes:
So you admit that your post was either (i)unintentionally incorrect, or (ii) deliberately misleading ?

Perhaps you'd like to show where I claimed that you requested endorsement :rolleyes:. And if you don't think I did, why should I show you anything ?



Or are you saying the quote doesn't say other bodies disagreed with it's findings? :confused:
Hah ! And this is how you described the quote earlier ? No. You said : "And here is an admission by themselves that their findings do not exactly receive widespread acceptance outside of Israel."

I refer to this as 'changing your words (and hoping nobody notices)'. You tell me what Wikipedia calls it.


And I repeat my request for a link to your source (quoting the US response).
 
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Jerusalem post: It is enough to say that Richard Perle is a director of This extremist racist Zionist newspaper.

CMIP: extreme Zionist site (similar to MEMRI) and classified as propaganda site to increase the tension between the West and the East. Many people working in this site are Jews extremist or Lebanese agents whom kicked out of Lebanon for their collaboration with Israel and their contribution in massacres against their people.

I presented information from extreme Zionists links (Jerusalem post and CMIP) because ‘’the others’’ believe only their sources!! Even bbc and wikipedia are not trusted sources in their eyes.
 

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More on CMIP

CMIP's claim that the European Union was funding Palestinian textbooks with anti-Semitic content infuriated Chris Patten, on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, and External Relations Commissioner. He declared: “It is a total fabrication that the European Union has funded textbooks with anti-Semitic arguments within them in Palestinian schools. It is a complete lie.”

The European Union, responding to the false allegations, issued a statement on 15 May 2002 which asserted that: "Quotations attributed by earlier CMIP reports to the Palestinian textbooks are not found in the new Palestinian Authority schoolbooks funded by some EU Member States; some were traced to the old Egyptian and Jordanian text books that they are replacing, some to other books outside the school curriculum, and others not traced at all. While many of the quotations attributed to the new textbooks by the most recent CMIP report of November 2001 could be confirmed, these have been found to be often badly translated or quoted out of context, thus suggesting an anti-Jewish incitement that the books do not contain… Therefore, allegations against the new textbooks funded by EU members have proven unfounded."
In his evaluation of Palestinian Civic Education, Dr. Wolfram Reiss, University of Rostock, Germany, at the Conference on "Teaching for Tolerance, Respect and Recognition in Relation with Religion or Belief," Oslo, 2-5 September 2004, Wrote: "t must be said first that, in general, the Palestinian textbooks cannot be considered a “war curriculum”. At least these textbooks of Civics Education convey visions of society, in which tolerance to other religions, human rights, peace, pluralism, democracy and other values are encouraged and fostered much… There is no hatred or incitement against Israel, the Israeli people or Judaism. The textbooks do not contain anti-Semitic language."

Dr. Reiss added that "civics education textbooks do not only avoid hatred and incitement against the West, but foster very much Western values: democracy, human rights, the individual rights, the education for peace and tolerance of all religions, the rights of women and children, the civil society and the protection of nature… From a Western perspective the civics education textbooks therefore have to be highly praised indeed."

Criticism of Palestinian textbooks has been largely based on claims by Israeli government sources and CMIP, who's work has been criticized as "tendentious and highly misleading" by Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who has also published his own studies on this subject. According to Prof. Brown, CMIP's "method was to follow harsh criticisms with quotation after quotation purporting to prove a point…In short, the CMIP reports read as if they were written by a ruthless prosecuting attorney anxious for a conviction at any cost… Exaggerated rhetoric, charges of anti-Semitism and racism, and denial of the significance of existing changes in the curriculum will hardly convince anyone further improvements are worth the effort." (Nathan J. Brown, Getting Beyond the Rhetoric about the Palestinian Curriculum, 1 January 2002)
Finally, the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), in their June 2004 report, "Analysis and Evaluation of the New Palestinian Curriculum" (30 books for Grades 4 and 9), commissioned by the US Congress and submitted to the Public Affairs Office of the US Consulate General in Jerusalem, concluded that: "There is, moreover, no indication of hatred of the Western Judeo-Christian tradition or the values associated with it," and that "the textbooks promote an environment of open-mindedness, rational thinking, modernization, critical reflection and dialogue."

The report also confirmed that the textbooks "promote civil activity, commitment, responsibility, solidarity, respecting others’ feelings, respecting and helping people with disabilities, and... reinforce students’ understanding of the values of civil society such as respecting human dignity; religious, social, cultural, racial, ethnic, and political pluralism; personal, social and moral responsibility; transparency and accountability."
So let's see now - that's europe and the USA so far which seems pretty widespread to me.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
So you admit that your post was either (i)unintentionally incorrect, or (ii) deliberately misleading ?
:zzz: more straw men

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Perhaps you'd like to show where I claimed that you requested endorsement :rolleyes:. And if you don't think I did, why should I show you anything ?
Duh here :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by Gokul43201
Now what was that objection again to a statement that the correctness of your post was not endorsed ?

Gokul43201 said:
Hah ! And this is how you described the quote earlier ? No. You said : "And here is an admission by themselves that their findings do not exactly receive widespread acceptance outside of Israel."

I refer to this as 'changing your words (and hoping nobody notices)'. You tell me what Wikipedia calls it.
I'm not changing my words in the slightest. You're confusing me with yourself. Seeing as how they cited both the UN and europe as dissenters I felt widespread was a valid term. Don't you?

As you persist in attributing false positions to me whilst denying comments you have made in print for all to see 5 mins after making them, I feel you are being disingenuous and see absolutely no point in continuing this dialogue with you. Good day.
 
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:zzz: more straw men
Yes, that straw man claims that you made an incorrect statement (intentionally or not). And you have no response to this.



Art said:
Gokul43201 said:
Perhaps you'd like to show where I claimed that you requested endorsement . And if you don't think I did, why should I show you anything ?
Duh here

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Now what was that objection again to a statement that the correctness of your post was not endorsed ?
And where does it say in that line that you objected on grounds of not receiving endorsement. I merely said that you objected to a particular statement, which I described as one in which "the correctness of your post was not endorsed". I did not say what you objected against, and certainly did not imply that you objected against not receiving endorsement. But I can see how a misinterpretation of my words is possible, so I'll let this go.

You're confusing me with yourself.
I assure you, there is not the slightest likelihood of that happening.

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Seeing as how they cited both the UN and europe as dissenters I felt widespread was a valid term. Don't you?
No I don't. The list included a total of 3 organizations, one of which is the PLA. The UNRWA can not be considered unbiased - they've been working for about half a century on helping Palestinians. That leaves you with one "unbiased" body. So I think 'widespread' is a stronger term than can be supported purely from the quote you provided. But perhaps, you do not feel this way, and I'll grant that you could see this as widespread dissent.

Nevertheless, you suggested that you had said that "other bodies disagreed" which is far removed from saying there was a lack of "widespread acceptance". But I guess you can't see that total change of stance there.

As you persist in attributing false positions to me whilst denying comments you have made in print for all to see 5 mins after making them, I see absolutely no point in continuing this dialogue with you. Good day
Good day to you too. But before you leave, how about some links to all those quotes ?
 
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If correct, that is still not justification for concluding the exact opposite of what the links say.
Art said:
Perhaps if someone could dig up the EU commission's response to the report it might throw some further light on whether the Belgians are right or wrong in their assertion that the PA school texts are not anti-semitic.
Further clarification of my statement: my point was that the article is self-contradictory. Art, you are focusing on proving that the CIMP report is biased. Yes, the report is probably biased, but that is irrelevant to the problems of the OP: the problem is that it is bizarre that the article (and, if I understand correctly, the Belgian official) would cite the article while claiming almost precisely the opposite of what the article says. It is no less bizarre that Bilal would cite the article.

Both Bilal and the Belgian official are using as support for their position a report which concludes virtually the exact opposite of their position. That has to be the quinticential example of blind bias. And utter irony. To that:
Bilal said:
CMIP: extreme Zionist site (similar to MEMRI) and classified as propaganda site to increase the tension between the West and the East. Many people working in this site are Jews extremist or Lebanese agents whom kicked out of Lebanon for their collaboration with Israel and their contribution in massacres against their people.

I presented information from extreme Zionists links (Jerusalem post and CMIP) because ‘’the others’’ believe only their sources!! Even bbc and wikipedia are not trusted sources in their eyes.
You really meant for the OP to show the contradiction? The tone of the post does not imply that you see a contradiction in what you posted. It really looks to me like you were presenting the article - specifically the quote from the Belgian official - as unequivocal evidence that the Paelistinian textbooks are not anti-semetic. It really looks like you just dismissed the rest of the article and didn't think to check what the actual report says. The first two sentences imply very strongly that you misunderstood what you were reading:
I wish this report is enough to show the reality of the Zionist propaganda about Palestinian education system. Currently Belgian goverment fund partially the Palestinian education system, so they sent several experts to investigate about the Zionists claims.
By "this report" it implies you meant the CMIP report and that you thought the Belgian official was summarizing it or giving the conclusion - that you thought the "several experts" from the Belgian government were who wrote the CMIP report.

It looks to me like you saw one quote that you liked and posted the entire article without realizing what it was really saying.
 
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