Speak Up To Protect Children From Classrooms Teaching Hatred & Antisemitism
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children are taught in schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA. Unfortunately, researchers have determined that despite promises to the contrary that students in UNRWA schools are learning from a curricula approved by the Palestinian Authority which encourages violence, rejects peace, and demonizes both Israel and the Jewish people. Keep up the fight against antisemitism! Urge Congress to use its voice to spark reforms that will protect children from classrooms that teach hatred and promote peace and tolerance.
Rising antisemitism, hatred and extremism pose a threat to Jewish communities worldwide, and the challenge is acute within Palestinian communities serviced by UNRWA. As political leaders in the U.S. consider whether to restore taxpayer funding to UNRWA, Congress can leverage its voice and influence to push for changes that will have a long-term positive impact on Israelis and Palestinians, reduce antisemitism, and build a safer and more tolerant world.
At Hadassah Medical Organization, it’s proven that years of officially sanctioned antisemitism can be overcome and that Israelis and Palestinians can work side-by-side to produce life-changing results, but it’s a hurdle that need not exist and ought to be torn down. The United Nations can take unilateral action to force a permanent shift toward peace, and protect a generation of youth from enduring classrooms that teach hatred.
Urge your legislators to sign a bipartisan letter, endorsed by Hadassah, urging UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to uphold the values of the UN and protect children from dangerous lessons of hatred.