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Israeli schools lying to kids in an attempt to hide the theft of Palestinian lands - kids aren't even taught where the border is!

Rabbis ban schoolbooks showing pre-1967 border


Or Kashti, Gideon Alon and Nadav Shragai, Haaretz
6 December 2006

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said yesterday he has spoken with Education Minister Yuli Tamir regarding her proposal to include the pre-1967 boundary, or Green Line, in maps that appear in school textbooks. Many MKs have sharply criticized Tamir's recommendation.

One must not study from these books [showing the border] nor should one have them at home.

Religious ruling by Kiryat Motzkin Chief Rabbi
David Druckman


"There is nothing wrong with marking the Green Line," Olmert said. "But there is an obligation to emphasize that the government's position and public consensus rule out returning to the 1967 lines."

The Likud faction introduced a no-confidence motion to the Knesset yesterday over Tamir's proposal, charging the minister with introducing politically-motivated changes to the national curriculum in line with what they called her extreme leftist ideology. They added that the proposal ignores Israeli law, including the Jerusalem Law and Golan Heights Law.

National Religious Party-National Union Chairman Zevulun Orlev called on Olmert to "block the Peace Now policy in the Education Ministry, which is being dictated in a callous manner by the education minister." Orlev said Peace Now's agenda is also evident in Tamir's decision to cancel funding for Jewish education in Russia, as well as her support for public schools to mark Nakba Day.

Former education minister MK Yitzhak Levy (NRP-National Union) also accused Tamir of trying to impose her political views on Israel's citizens through the education system.

NRP-National Union MK Uri Ariel called on Tamir to mark north Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Acre, and Haifa as disputed territory as well, saying those cities are also claimed by the Palestinians as part of a future state.

Former Education Ministry director general MK Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) harshly criticized Tamir, saying her decision was political and oversteps her authority. Tirosh said Tamir cannot make a decision with such far-reaching political and diplomatic implications, and called on Olmert not to implement the suggested changes.

Kadima MK Otniel Schneller said it appears the education minister has crossed the line, and called on her to start redrawing the faltering education system before dealing with Israel's borders. He said Tamir is touching a most sensitive issue in a callous manner, with the intent of creating an additional rift in Israeli society. Likud MK Michael Eitan said the curriculum should also include former education minister Abba Eban's comments calling the Green Line "Holocaust borders."

Meretz MK Avshalom Vilan was the only MK to publicly support the education minister. He said the Green Line was never erased, adding that the right is making a mountain out of a mole hill. Vilan called the marking of the Green Line elementary, and said the pre-1967 boundary would most likely serve as the basis for any peace agreement with the Palestinians.

'War against the Holy One'

An organization of rabbis that is identified, among other things, with part of the Chabad movement yesterday issued a Halakhic ruling forbidding students from using "Education Minister Yuli Tamir's new textbooks."

"Education Minister Yuli Tamir has, through her actions, declared an open war against the Holy One, blessed be He, and against the Land of Israel," the rabbis said in their ruling. "The education minister has joined the enemies of Israel that have fought against the nation of Israel over the generations."

Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolfa, who proposed the ruling, said a manifest on behalf of the rabbis forbidding the use of the textbooks will be sent to all school principals, because the books "serve Hamas and Israel's enemies."

findings included the disappearance of the Green Line and Arab cities in Israel from the maps in these books, and their presentation of sites and settlements in "Judea and Samaria," rather than in the "West Bank," as an integral part of Israel.

Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Hebrew University, published research on Israeli schools books printed after Oslo


"Education Minister Yuli Tamir must remember what happened to Ariel Sharon, who also hurt the settlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaza," Wolfa added.

The rabbis called on Tamir to freeze her ruling, which they said will bring disaster to Israel.

Kiryat Motzkin Chief Rabbi David Druckman, a member of the organization that issued the ruling, said that from a Halakhic standpoint, the new textbooks are heresy. "The fate of those who tear off parts of the Land of Israel is like the fate of those who tear off parts of the Torah of Israel," he said. "One must not study from these books nor should one have them at home."

Professor Yoram Bar-Gal, head of Geography and Environmental Studies at Haifa University, said Tamir's directive to bring the Green Line back to the maps would be hard to follow. He said that most of the textbooks are issued by private publishers who would not be keen on changing the plates at their expense.

Two years ago Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, a lecturer in language and education at Hebrew University, published research on six study books that had been published after the Oslo agreement. Some of these books were officially endorsed by the Education Ministry. Many teachers adopted other books even without the ministry's approval.

Her main findings included the disappearance of the Green Line and Arab cities in Israel from the maps in these books, and their presentation of sites and settlements in "Judea and Samaria," rather than in the "West Bank," as an integral part of Israel.



Messages to Editor


The children will grow up ignorant and fit right in


Name: Natallie Durson
City: Los Angeles State: CA

In the last 40 years, Israel was the only country in the world where a child could go through 12 years in school without learning what are the borders of his or her country.

Israel seems afflicted by a disease of denial. They think that if they can put their own propaganda into print, that people must believe it. You see this on the internet, (particualrly in Wikepedia entries), radio, television, textbooks, etc. It seems ironic, although not out of character, that we frequently see Israel objecting to the history texts written outside of Israel when they do not conform to Israeli propaganda. The fact is that the situation in the world today is that these devices have become well known to all and are discounted as a matter of course. When Israel engages in "spin" or deception, they only hurt their cause, rather than help it.


The Green Line IS the border


Name: Adam Keller
City: Holon State: Israel

The Green Line IS the border of Israel, not only by International Law but also by Israeli Law. No government, not even the most rght wing ones, ever annexed what is on the other side. In the last 40 years, Israel was the only country in the world where a child could go through 12 years in school without learning what are the borders of his or her country. Three cheers to Yuli Tamir for ending this stupidity!


Rabbis forbid maps of pre 1967 lines


Name: Mary
City: Boston State:

BIG WHY? are they afraid that students might find out the true story about stealing land from the Palestinians for the last 40 years.

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/797406.html also http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/796919.html, later editions had an alternate title: "Olmert backs Tamir's proposal to include Green Line in textbook maps"


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