Israel advocacy groups demand questionable changes to Virginia textbooks, reports IRmep | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Israel advocacy groups demand questionable changes to Virginia textbooks, reports IRmep

Requested changes include:

Deletion of references to Israel "occupying" territories captured during the 1967 Six-Day War and substituting "controlled." International conventions clearly outline the responsibility of occupying powers and the illegality of collective punishment and population transfers.

Changes to maps to recognize Israel's declared "annexation" of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The U.S. and most other countries do not officially recognize Israeli annexation of either territory.

Substitution of references to "occupied territories" to "captured areas."

Substitution of references to "Jewish settlers" and "settlements" with "building of homes and communities."

Deletion of a lesson reviewing a video documentary by Iranian-American religious studies scholar, author, producer and television host Reza Aslan.
Deletion of an activity based on reading the biography and work of Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi.

Substitution of an editorial cartoon titled "The Mideast Peace Game Rules" with a cartoon of an Arab suicide terrorist holding a "Road Map to Peace" game hostage.

Comments

lol

z00mcopterdown

this is how a parasite spreads

Their arrogance is beyond

bullbiscuits

Their arrogance is beyond belief. Disgusting.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA