British Government’s Current Position: Education of Israeli & Palestinian children

Question from Steve McCabe (Labour) on 24th June 2020 (64065)

Palestinians: Curriculum 64065 To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the 2019-20 Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority, what assessment she has made of the Palestinian Authority’s progress on curriculum reform.

Answer from James Cleverley (Conservative) on 1st July 2020

Our partnership with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding and our ‘partnership principles’. We continue to judge that the PA is demonstrating a credible commitment to this Memorandum and the ‘partnership principles’.

We are pleased the PA is currently revising its textbooks and hopes to update them before the start of the new school year in September. I most recently discussed progress of the PA’s review with the Minister for Education on 4 June.

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