Arab schools watchdog draws up educational plan for ‚Palestinian minority‘ in Israel

28.10.2011                      30.Tischrei. 5772                       Rosch Chodesch


Arab schools watchdog draws up educational plan for 'Palestinian minority' in Israel

Education Ministry: We will not allow the material to be taught in schools.

The Arab Pedagogic Council has recently completed the formulation of a statement of principles under the heading "The Aims of Education and Teaching of the Palestinian Minority in Israel." The council was established by 30 academics more than a year ago, with the encouragement of the heads of Arab local councils and the Supreme Arab Monitoring Committee.
The introduction to the document states: "Like the other peoples of the world they [the Palestinians] based the building of Palestine in the city and the village … Then the Nakba [the Palestinian 'catastrophe' of 1948] occurred, and is still happening. The Zionist movement's project to establish a national home for the Jews in Palestine by means of violent and racist actions of scaremongering, uprooting, demolishing, stealing and ethnic cleansing have brought destruction down on the Palestinian people. This process has led to the development of new and intersecting Palestinian experiences and identities, both in the diaspora and in the homeland."…