Jul 23 2007

Pleasantly Surprised – Israeli Arab Textbook

Category: In The Media,PersonalChrisM @ 3:20 am

I was trying to catch up on the news from the past week, when I ran across a BBC article that grabbed my interest.
Apparently the Education ministry has approved a textbook (for the first time) to be used in Arab schools within Israel that presents a slightly more balanced way than any previous attempts.
Rather than simply stating the events surrounding the 1948 creation of the state of Israel from the viewpoint of Jews, it mentions that Palestinian Arabs were not happy at all at their land being taken away, and people being expelled. Of course right wing politicians in Israel have complained, but hopefully people will ignore them, rather than get behind their chest thumping…

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