Are Ya'alon's allegations built on solid facts? The suggestion that Palestinian textbooks incite hatred is not a recent claim; the Israelis have claimed so since the signing of the Oslo peace accords. I'm sure that I've read somewhere that Palestinian textbooks had been changed dramatically in recent years and that they do not even mention the right of return. In my opinion, the accusations that textbooks incite violence and hatred is a cliched ploy by a government unwilling to make peace with Israel's past and with its neighbors. In recent years, Abbas and his security forces have contributed much to the relative tranquility we've been enjoying as of late, yet Netanyahu's cabinet of denizens is unwilling to grasp the opportunity and broker a deal with the Palestinians out of a misguided belief that the current status quo will continue idefinitely.
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