Who's afraid of the Nakba? New research challenges the way history is taught in Israeli high schools
A new study suggests that teaching the narrative from the Palestinian perspective does not weaken the students' national identity, whereas the current approach perpetuates intolerance.
Some three and a half years ago, in a rare move, the Education Ministry decided to recall all copies of the history textbook “Bonim Medina Bamizrah Hatihon” (“Building a State in the Middle East”), which had been published weeks earlier after receiving all the requisite approvals. The main reason for the withdrawal was the book’s coverage of the Palestinian narrative of the...
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