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    Palestinian Textbooks
    From the negotiations department of the PLO in Washington DC. Contains articles and studies debunking the myth that Palestinian textbooks teach hatred. verified: 4Feb2007

    The Myth of Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks
    A special report from MIFTAH. Includes numerous links to other reports and studies. verified: 4Feb2007

    The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace (CMIP)
    CMIP's main work consists of examining the content of school textbooks used in the Middle East, to determine whether children are being taught to accept and recognize the right of the other to exist. Curricula, schoolbooks for children and handbooks for teachers have been chosen because they are an indicator that reveals the views and values societies want to instill in their youth. verified: 4Feb2007

    Nathan J. Brown's Home Page
    Selected research on Palestinian textbooks and education available on the web, including a rebuttal to the findings of CMIP (above.) Dr. Brown in a professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University who has done extensive work in this field. verified: 4Feb2007

    Senate testimony of Palestinian textbooks
    From the Churches for Middle East Peace Web Site. Testimony by Ziad Asali, MD, President, American Task Force on Palestine. verified: 4Feb2007

    Palestine Monitor Report on Palestinian Textbooks
    Includes talking points and links to other resources. verified: 4Feb2007


    Palestine Children's Welfare Fund
    The Austin, TX based group aims to provide the children of the refugee camps with better educational opportunities, health facilities and a bright future without violence, hatred and discrimination. You can sponsor a child. verified: 4Feb2007

    Palestine Children's Relief Fund
    Locates in the U.S. free medical care for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East. The P.C.R.F. also helps to improve the quality of medical care in the Middle East by sending medical equipment and supplies to war-torn Lebanon and the West Bank and Gaza Strip, training Palestinian surgeons so they can treat patients there and sending American medical personnel to the region to treat difficult cases and train medical personnel in country. verified: 4Feb2007

    Enlighten (Markaz at-Tanwir) Gives Palestinian children and young persons the opportunity to develop computer skills and access educational information from the internet in a safe and relaxed environment. verified: 4Feb2007

    Defence for Clildren Palestine Section
    In English and Arabic. DCI/PS is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza - as articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as in other international human rights instruments - and to facilitating the creation of an environment which is aware of and respects children's rights. verified: 4Feb2007

    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Save The Children - Palestine
    See especially Eye-to-Eye, a photo project documenting the life of children in a refugee camp. verified: 4Feb2007

    UNICEF - Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Contains an excellent section of statistics. verified: 4Feb2007

    Middle East Children's Alliance
    A non-governmental organization, working for peace and justice in the Middle East; focusing on Palestine, Israel, Lebanon and Iraq. Our programs emphasize the need to educate North Americans about the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy, and to support projects that aid and empower communities. We believe in insuring the human rights of all people in the region, especially focusing on the rights of children. Based in California. verified: 4Feb2007

Books and Journals
    Palestine-Israel Journal
    The 1996 Vol. III no. 1 issue of this journal is about education, including articles on: Schools in Palestine under the Occupation and the Palestinian National Authority; The Politicization of Palestinian Children: an Analysis of Nursery Rhymes; Palestinian University Education under Occupation; Education without Stereotypes: Gender sensitivity and human rights in Palestinian society; Education for Peace: A special Palestine-Israel Journal discussion with Manuel Hassassian, Nabil Kassis, Alice Shalvi and Dan Bitan; Educating for the Future: Dimensions and implementation of a multicultural education; and A Palestinian Christian Perspective on Conflict and Peace with the Jews and Israel. Also, Education in Times of Conflict Vol.8 No.2 2001, including the article Schoolbooks in the Making: From Conflict to Peace - What was the approach behind the writing of 18 out of the 29 new Palestinian textbooks recently completed by the Palestinian Ministry of Education? Most articles are not online and back isues do not appear to be available from the publisher, but copies should be attainable in libraries. verified: 4Feb2007

A Caged Bird's Song

    video box photoFilmed in the spring and summer of 2003, the film joins students and teachers on their everyday journey to reach their schools and universities under the regime of military roadblocks. Basic activities associated with educational life: reaching class, going home, attending graduation, have become immense challenges. In continuing to make the difficult journey, students and teachers assert their right to education and a future. Documentary, 2003, 30 minutes.