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SICKENING: UK schools teaching ‘pro-Palestinian extremist agenda’

primarySch_2163897bThe Charities Commission said it would contact Edukid to assess whether regulations had been breached Photo: ALAMY

The National Union of Teachers is accused of ‘spreading political propaganda’ in classrooms to children as young as three

An “extremist agenda” is being taught to children as young as three, it has been claimed, with the National Union of Teachers accused of “spreading political propaganda” in classrooms by promoting Palestinian “resistance”.

The NUT has designed and promoted a teaching resources pack, under a partnership with Edukid, a children’s education charity, which asks teachers to explore themes of Palestinian “occupation, freedom and resistance”.

The resource pack, titled “My Name is Saleh”, and a video were launched at the NUT annual conference in April.

Writing in the pack’s foreword, Christine Blower, the NUT general secretary, explains the project was “inspired by a union delegation visit [to the Palestinian territories] in 2013”.

Edukid and NUT teaching resource pack

However, concerns have been raised that the resource pack gives a “one sided” and “divisive” view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Images in the pack’s appendix feature a Palestinian child who has been “assaulted by settlers” and the video contains a reference to “Jews” as opposed to “Israelis”.

Tom Wilson, from the Henry Jackson Society, a think-tank, called the project “overtly agenda driven” and warned: “We need to be more vigilant about the politicisation of British classrooms”.

The resource pack’s accompanying video contains references to “Jews” as opposed to “Israelis” was described as “extremely troubling” by Mr Wilson, who added that it carries a risk of “inciting tensions between faith communities in the UK”.



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