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New civics textbook pushes right-wing agenda

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Published: 14 May 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Critics say new Israeli civics textbook whitewashes and distorts reality - Lidar Gravé-Lazi – The Jerusalem Post 10.05.16
Critics of the 514 page book say it does not adequately address shared citizenship in a Jewish and democratic state, downplaying key issues such as the divide between Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews and providing minimal coverage of Arab Israelis, but rather places an emphasis on Jewish nationalism above all, including ‘God’s promise’ to the Jewish people as a justification for the establishment of the State.
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Israeli textbook authors yank names in protest of right-wing bias – Naomi Zeveloff – The Forward 16.05.16

Israel's new civics text sugarcoats reality – Or Kashti – Haaretz 09.05.16
Secular Jews and Arabs reduced to a footnote in a book that subordinates a state education system to a partisan agenda.

Bennett's new civics book meets with Israeli-Arab furor
– Yarden Skop – Haaretz 12.05.16
New high-school textbook ignores Arab minority's roots in country and glosses over settlements, experts say.

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