The book is fine. I had the chance to know it's author, the late Prof. Bar-On, and I invited him to present his work to an audience of Bnai Brith. And I'm politically left. Nevertheless I think Prof. Golbert has a point, saying "history is not about narratives". The situation is similar, on very different grounds, with the "creationism vs. darwinism" debate in the US. There too is a group demanding to teach both narratives, the biblic and the scientific view of the creation process. And there too education authorities are opposed to that, saying: "teaching the bible, yes, but not in biology classes". Conclusion: the book should be taught, but not in history classes. The proper subject in the school curriculum will still have to be found.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)