There has been a decrease in incitement in the Palestinian media, experts say, but according to the Center for the Monitoring of the Impact of Peace (CMIP), there is still no recognition of Israel in the 160 Palestinian textbooks it has reviewed.
In the latest revelation, the CMIP said that a newly published textbook for 10th graders promotes fiction as fact.
The 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a fabricated booklet from the early twentieth century, describes an alleged plot by Jewish leaders to take over the world. Historians have debunked it as a political forgery written by Russian Czar Nicholas II's secret police in an attempt to make the Jewish people a scapegoat for the country's problems.
According to the Palestinian textbook, however, the Protocols were among the resolutions adopted by the first Zionist Congress, which convened in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897, with the aim of promoting the establishment of a Jewish homeland.
'There is a group of confidential resolutions adopted by the Congress and known by the name 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,' the goal of which was world domination. They were brought to light by Sergey Nilos and translated into Arabic by Muhammad Khalifah Al-Tunisi,' CMIP quoted the textbook as saying.