When Palestinians Are Represented Positively in History Lessons, Israeli Students' Trust in Them Grows

A new study shows that Jewish Israeli youth want to be exposed to differing narratives and discussions in the classroom – and those who are take a more positive approach to peace deals

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Changing an Israeli high school student’s perception of the conflict and the peace process may start in the classroom, a new study says. Lessons that presented the Palestinians in a positive light increased students’ trust in them, the study found, while teaching that presented Palestinians more negatively led to a decrease in trust and a preference for solving the conflict through military force.

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