Israel: Hand in Hand Schools

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:20 am on 19th April 2007.

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Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Government Whip 11:20 am, 19th April 2007

My Lords, I was not aware of the extent of the participation of Arabs in the Israeli football team, for example. I warmly welcome that.

Of course it is obscene when children of any age, in Palestine, Israel or any part of the world, are taught hate. Children should be taught tolerance, and we should encourage the nurturing of understanding of different cultures. We are critical of hate if it is taught in schools in any part of the world—Israel, Palestine or anywhere else—and condemn it.