A dovish pro-Israel group urged U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton to re-examine claims that Palestinian textbooks indoctrinate hate. Clinton (D-N.Y.) endorsed a report last week by Palestinian Media Watch. Brit Tzedek v’Shalom said in a letter to Clinton that its own examination found that the textbooks were problematic but “in contrast to those in use throughout most of the Arab world, are unusual in that they endorse democracy.” Additionally, while they ignore Jewish contributions and much of the history the State of Israel, Brit Tzedek says the textbooks endorse “peaceful resolution of the conflict.” Brit Tzedek suggests that PMW’s alleged agenda colored its conclusions. “While we, who are unequivocally pro-Israel and pro-peace, appreciate your pro-Israel stance and your concern for Israel’s well-being, allying yourself with those of Israel’s supporters who distort truth in the interest of their hawkish political views does not contribute to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict nor further Israel’s long-term interests,” the letter said.
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