An Israel-free world map? Our tax dollars at work

Aug 23, 2015 by

Chad Groening –

A Messianic Jewish leader says it’s an outrage that U.S. taxpayers are helping bail out Palestinian schools that are nothing more than training grounds for young terrorists.

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees told The Associated Press that last-minute donations of approximately $70 million dollars helped avert the closures of schools attended by a half-million students.

Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, says Palestinian “textbooks” are printed with maps that don’t show the nation of Israel.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)“The Palestinian Authority and Hamas want Israel driven into the sea,” she says. “And as a result they don’t even put them on their education maps.”

Numerous reports from watchdog organizations, such as Palestinian Media Watch, have documented similar propaganda for years, such as a Hamas children’s TV program (see video below) that discusses killing Jews.

The Washington Post reported last year that publishing giant HarperCollins left Israel out of an atlas developed for Middle East schools.

Why? Because including Israel would have been “unacceptable” for the clients in Middle East, a subsidiary of HarperCollins stated.

The publisher later claimed the omission was a mistake.

The U.N. Relief and Works Agency had warned a $101 million deficit would force it to delay the start of the school year in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza. Many of these schools are crowded with Syrian refugees.

Contributions began arriving from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, as well western nations the United States, Britain and Sweden. They helped reduce the shortfall to 22 million dollars.

“And the fact that American taxpayers have to participate in this is one of the outrages of our generation,” Markell complains.

 

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