UK High School Textbook on Israel Full of Errors, Lies, Distortion

( David Collier - The Middle East: Conflict, Crisis and Change, 1917-2012 is a school textbook used to teach 16-year-olds in the UK about the Arab-Israeli conflict. This textbook is part of the Pearson Library; Pearson calls itself "the world's leading learning company." This book rewrites history - it whitewashes anti-Jewish violence - and every child who has studied from it has been exposed to hard-core anti-Zionist material, faithfully delivered to them by their teacher, their school and the taxpayer. This is how the book describes the bloody massacres of Jewish communities in 1929 as Arab mobs ran riot throughout Mandatory Palestine: "In August 1929, angry clashes occurred over holy sites in Jerusalem. These grew into 4 days of bloody riots and mob violence throughout Palestine, leaving 133 Jews and 116 Arabs dead." The comparable fatality count is more than deceptive. The reason 116 Arabs died is because the British killed them as they tried to stop them massacring Jews. Of the images in the book, not a single one shows the devastation on Israel and Israelis. There was no room for an image of a burnt-out bus, or the damage Hizbullah did to civilian housing. The distortion is all one way. The Irgun are consistently described as terrorists. The PFLP are a "guerrilla" group. Throughout the book, the word "terrorist" is (almost) exclusively reserved for Jewish actions.

2019-10-18 00:00:00

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