The Hungarian EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, Olivér Várhelyi, has so far been able to prevent a payment from Brussels to the Palestinian Authority with his veto. The reason: the school books there!
The Mea-Watch site lists outrageous examples of anti-Semitic hate speech there. In a book for ninth graders, for example, “the burning of Jews with Molotov cocktails was celebrated as a ‘barbecue party’”. Research by Israeli organizations such as the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) shows how Palestinian school textbooks teach hate speech against Jews, hatred of Israel and advocating bloody violence against Israelis.
Still, at the beginning of May, the EU condemned the Palestinian Authority for misusing funds for the production of hateful and violent textbooks and demanded that the payment of further EU funds should be made conditional on educating children for peace and tolerance.