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WORD ‘NAKBA’ TAKEN OUT OF ARAB CHILDREN’S TEXTBOOKS, 1948 NO CATASTROPHE SAYS ISRAEL

Written by admin  •  Monday, 31.08.2009, 11:10
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Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar briefed the cabinet on plans for the start of the school year, and announced that the word “nakba” will be taken out of lesson plans.

 

“It can be said with certainty that Arab Israelis experienced a tragedy in the war, but there will be no use of the word ‘nakba,’ whose meaning is similar to holocaust in this context,” said Sa’ar. “The education system in the Arab sector will revise its studies about the homeland, geography, and society in elementary schools.” (Roni Sofer)

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