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Strzelecki
08-09-2009, 07:32 PM
1948 no catastrophe says Israel, as term nakba banned from Arab children's textbooks

Israel's education ministry has ordered the removal of the word nakba – Arabic for the "catastrophe" of the 1948 war – from a school textbook for young Arab children, it has been announced.

The decision – which will alter books aimed at eight- and nine-year-old Arab pupils – will be seen as a blunt assertion by Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud-led government of Israel's historical narrative over the Palestinian one.

The term nakba has a similar resonance for Palestinians as the Hebrew word shoah – normally used to describe the Nazi Holocaust – does for Israelis and Jews. Its inclusion in a book for the children of Arabs, who make up about a fifth of the Israeli population, drives at the heart of a polarised debate over what Israelis call their "war of independence": the 1948 conflict which secured the Jewish state after the British left Palestine, and led to the flight of 700,000 Palestinians, most of whom became refugees.

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"Revisionist Israeli historians" isn't exactly what I'd call them.
Changing history is never okay, especially when it's for the sole purposing of giving atrocities against the person the smell of roses. Guh.
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Uthman
08-09-2009, 07:53 PM
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جوري
08-09-2009, 08:00 PM
lol.. can you revise witnessed history? why not simply perform lobotomies on people.. it is better and can and should be funded by american tax dollars, as for the constant mal-treatment, well I guess folks raised with it find the abuse normal after a while...

7asbona Allah wa'ni3ma alwakeel..

May Allah swt smite our enemies and make us victorious!
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jerryleeevans
08-10-2009, 07:27 AM
It's no different than what the Japanese did for a long time in their education system, when talking about the atrocities they committed against the Chinese and Koreans before and during WWII. Thank goodness that most of the true information is out there and can be found.
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Strzelecki
08-10-2009, 09:53 AM
Originally Posted by jerryleeevans
It's no different than what the Japanese did for a long time in their education system, when talking about the atrocities they committed against the Chinese and Koreans before and during WWII. Thank goodness that most of the true information is out there and can be found.
Agreed.
And none of this is right.
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