The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is historically a very complex issue. For many Americans, Israel is a beacon of hope in the hostile Middle East. For other Americans, there are not the same shared emotions for the Israelis, and some even support the Palestinians. However, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) is looking to stop sending American tax dollars to the Palestinians and their anti-Israel agenda.
Mast cited a Palestinian textbook in which math problems embraced martyrs and geography questions where children erased Israel off the map.
Mast also included alongside the video, “Children are not born hating others. That is a learned behavior. Kids don’t discriminate based on race or religion, they learn that from adults as they grow older. In the case of those kids growing up in Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, it’s literally taught in school.”
Mast then went on to say, “Palestinian textbooks continually glorify terrorists and encourage violence against Israel. For example, a textbook uses an illustration of a Palestinian hitting Israeli soldiers with slingshots to describe Newton’s second law of motion. In another math textbook, students are asked to add up the numbers of the terrorists who died in the intifadas.”
He would also state that he is thankful for the fact that the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the bill that he cosponsored known as the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act, which requires the Department of state to assess whether the content taught in Palestinian schools are conducive to the United States and its agenda, and to the taxpayers.
“The bottom line is this: our tax dollars should not be used to teach future generations to incite violence against the Israeli people. In Congress, I will continue to stand up for our strongest ally and will work to promote a secure and peaceful Israel.”
It has been 2 years since the Trump administration secured the signage of the Abraham Accords, which included normalization agreements from Israel with nations such as Bahrain, the UAE, and Morocco.