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EU cannot hit Palestinian students’ rights to education by imposing changes to school textbooks

“EU cannot strike Palestinian students’ right to education by imposing modifications to school textbooks,” writes Iratxe Garca in a letter to Ursula von

der Leyen *

The right to education cannot be denied. The EU can’t penalize Palestinians

Students and youth can condition the payment of an annual EUR 30 by configuring

Millions from the European Union’s Financial Assistance to the Palestinians

Authority to impose changes to school textbooks. This is the main message

The president of the Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament

Iratxe Garcia Perez and the Greens/EFA, as well as the Left political

Leaders of groups, delivered *in writing to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the EU Commission.

This proposal was originally presented by Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi.

To be discussed in the College of Commissioners this week, possibly

This could lead to a decision that contradicts the existing positions

by the European Parliament and the member states of the Council.

*Iratxe Garcia MEP, leader of the Socialists & Democrats, stated:


“I expect Commission president Ursula von der Leyen will stop this unilateral.”

Oliver Varhelyi’s initiative because it doesn’t represent the EU.

Our efforts to build understanding between Israelis is not supported by this.

To ensure progress in the elimination of hate speech and Palestinians

Incitement by both sides

“The Commission is aware that Palestinian textbooks adhere to UNESCO guidelines.”

Standards are important, even if they can be improved. It is important to remember that the

Positive trend and positive changes identified by Georg Eckert

Last year, Institute. We will continue to work to eradicate all forms of racism.

Incitement to Hate, but always in a spirit that is cooperative with both


*Foreign Committee Standing Rapporteur on Palestine and S&D Member, Evin

Incir, added:*


“The decision of Commissioner Varhelyi not to acknowledge the position of both the

The co-legislative body of the EU clearly reveals his political agenda

Concerning the EU’s financial assistance to the Palestinian authorities. It is.

It is unacceptable that the conditionality mechanism (also known as incentive-based) be used.

Mechanism, would be used in such a way.”

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