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David Bedein

 
Peres on eve of state visits abroad: Lauds Abbas & Fayyad – Ignores their schools- to whom is he accountable?

David Bedein May 7, 2012

This month, Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, travels to Canada and to the United States.

 

Israel’s president is not supposed to make political statements nor engage in diplomatic forays.

 

Israel’s presidency is supposed to be largely a largely ceremonial title, like the current status of current monarchs of of Western Europe.

 

Imagine if Queen Elizabeth addressed the UN on the subject of British hegemony over the Falkland Islands?

 

Yet Israel’s president, accountable to no one, on the eve of a state visit to North America, continues to issue a flurry of proclamations, lauding praise on Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad, the heads of the Palestinian Authority, as if they are Israel’s only hope for peace.

 

Peres repeats the mantra that “the gap between Israel and the PA is very small”.

For the past four years, our news agency and research center have responded to Peres’s lauding of the PA leaders and his assessment that there is a only a small gap between Israel and the PA with questions to Peres: Have you seen the school books that indoctrinate a curriculum of war for the next generation of Palestinian Arab school children to imbibe?

 

Have you examined the damning report on Palestinian Authority education that Dr. Noa Meridor prepared for Israeli intelligence, which can be found at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/as_nm_e.pdf ?
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Last year, in response to these questions, Peres’s foreign press spokesman asked to examine the PA curriculum , so we forwarded it to him.

 

Peres would still not respond.

 

Here are some pearls of wisdom that Palestinian Arab children learn from the new school books of the Palestinian Authority, to which Peres will not relate ;

 

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