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War of Independence Or Nakba?

From Gush Shalom:

The Israeli Ministry of Education has decided that pupils (or at least Arab pupils!) are permitted to learn that the 1948 war was, in the eyes of the Arabs, a catastrophe – or, in Arabic, “Nakba”.

Arab pupils know this already, of course. What is important is that Jewish pupils should also understand this.

In order for there to be real understanding between the two peoples, both need to see beyond the myths, conventional lies and historical falsities which form the basis of most Israeli and Palestinian propaganda. The Zionist narrative and the Palestinian narrative must be integrated in a unified history that does justice to both.

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