Palestinians: Textbooks

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th March 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee, Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with his EU counterparts on the forthcoming publication of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research’s preliminary report into Palestinian Authority school textbooks undertaken on behalf of the EU; and what representations she has made on publishing that report.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK government is deeply concerned about allegations of incitement in Palestinian Authority’s school textbooks. We funded work to develop the methodology for an independent textbook Review sponsored by our European partners. We expect an interim report by June, with a full report later in the year. We have regular discussions with our European Partners on the Review. The issue was most recently raised on 18 February by the UK Consul General Jerusalem with the EU Representative in Jerusalem.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.