Sens. Paul, Kennedy Introduce Bill Countering Antisemitism in Palestinian Classrooms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 1, 2024
Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) in introducing the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act to address reports indicating that Palestinian students are being taught inaccurate or racist content about Israel and the Jewish people.

“It is inexcusable to require U.S. taxpayers to finance Palestinian educational materials that promote radicalism and violence against the Jewish people,” said Dr. Paul. The Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act not only serves as a powerful statement of our dedication to fiscal responsibility but also ensures that American foreign aid genuinely reflects American values.”

“The Palestinian people suffer because of Hamas and its radical ideology. The Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act would ensure that not a single U.S. taxpayer dollar goes to schools that teach young children the same hate that inspired the Oct. 7 attacks against Israel,” said Sen. Kennedy.

The Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act would require the Secretary of State to submit annual reports examining the curricula Palestinian schools are using to teach students. The reports will review whether Palestinian curricula encourage racist violence against the Jewish people and whether U.S. foreign aid is supporting such material.

 You can read the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act HERE.

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