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This report analyzes fifteen schoolbooks from the subjects of history and national education ranging from school Grades 1 to 9, including texts, charts, photographs, illustrations, and maps. It examines what is in the textbooks and what is not. The books were introduced into the Palestinian educational system between 2000 and 2005, and reprinted between 2011 and 2014. They were all still in use at the beginning of 2016 in Palestinian Authority (PA) and UNRWA schools in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. All content was determined by the PA. The principles and guidelines of UNESCO's Education Strategy 2014-2021 were used as guiding criteria for the analysis.
About the Report of the Mideast Freedom Forum Study of Palestinian Authority Textbooks By Brigadier General (Ret.) Amos Gilboa *
This week, ISIS suffered two additional blows in the strategically important Iraq-Syria-Jordan tri-border area. The city of Rutba and the Al-Tanf border crossing are of major importance because they control the main route leading from Baghdad to Damascus and Jordan. ISIS, on its part, has increased its terrorist attacks against Shiite targets in Baghdad.
Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 11-18, 2016)
The Palestinian terrorist campaign continues. This past week there were prominent stabbing attacks in Beit El, Ma'aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion. A reserve IDF officer was killed by friendly fire during a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion. The Israeli security forces detained two brothers in Hebron who carried out a series of sniper attacks, shooting at Israeli civilians and soldiers in the Hebron area.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 24 – March 1, 2016)
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 14-20, 2016)*

Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 19-25, 2016)

Issued on 25/05/2016 Type Article
ISIS continues to face military pressure in Iraq and Syria: In Iraq, a campaign for the liberation of Fallujah has begun. ISIS’s response to the pressure it is facing is to increase its terrorist attacks and guerrilla warfare in Syria and Iraq. With the approach of the month of Ramadan, ISIS mounted an extensive propaganda campaign that focused on threats of carrying out attacks against Western countries (the US and Europe) and against Israel and the Jews.
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Has the Wave of Palestinian Terrorism Reached an End?*

Issued on 24/05/2016 Type Article
On September 13, 2015, the Palestinians began a wave of popular terrorism (called a "popular awakening" by the Palestinian Authority PA). It began with riots on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem during the Jewish High Holidays (second half of September 2015). It continued with a campaign of terrorist attacks which peaked in October 2015 (with 59 attacks).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 17 – 24, 2016)

Issued on 24/05/2016 Type Article
This past week a stabbing attack was prevented at the Ras Bidu roadblock north of Jerusalem. There was also a drive-by shooting at a bus near the village of Tekoa (Gush Etzion). The appointment of Avigdor Lieberman to the post of Israeli defense minister drew many public responses throughout the PA and Gaza Strip.
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Spotlight on Iran* (May 8 – May 22, 2016)

Issued on 22/05/2016 Type Article
Senior Iranian officials reacted strongly to the rebel attack on Khan Tuman (south of Aleppo, Syria). Senior Iranian officials reacted strongly to the death of senior Hezbollah operative Mustafa Badr al-Din, some of accusing Israel of responsibility for his death. General Ramazan Sharif, IRGC spokesman, said at a press conference that the IRGC was experiencing a growing wave of young volunteers who wanted to be deployed in the fighting in Syria and Iraq.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 11-18, 2016)

Issued on 18/05/2016 Type Article
This week, ISIS suffered two additional blows in the strategically important Iraq-Syria-Jordan tri-border area. The city of Rutba and the Al-Tanf border crossing are of major importance because they control the main route leading from Baghdad to Damascus and Jordan. ISIS, on its part, has increased its terrorist attacks against Shiite targets in Baghdad.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2016)

Issued on 17/05/2016 Type Article
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