zaterdag 17 mei 2014

Jordanië bant antisemitisch boek van scholen


Het verbluffende is natuurlijk dat dit boek überhaupt gebruikt werd op Jordaanse scholen, nog 20 jaar na het vredesverdrag met Israel.




Anger as Jordan removes antisemitic book from school curriculum


Assabeel reports that Jordan's Ministry of Education decided to withdraw an antisemitic book from the school curriculum and school libraries and schools.

The book's name is "The Jews: No Covenants and No Treaties," which appears to push the Islamic claim that Jews cannot be trusted to keep their word.

A member of the teachers union and former MP Basel Al-Harub criticized the withdrawal of the Jew-hating book. He told the newspaper that the the book reveals the truth about the Jews, and exposes how the Jews forge treaties and covenants, and its being dropped will result in current schoolchildren being unaware of "the true face of the enemy occupiers. " He added that "discussion about the Jews is not inconsistent with the philosophy of the Ministry of Education." He points out that the third article of the Law on Education stresses "intellectual adherence to the Arab identity of Palestine and all parts usurped the Arab world and work to recover [the lands.]"

Presumably he is not referring only to lands Israel controlled since 1967.

At the FB page of the Jordan Teachers Association a number of teachers are complaining about this. One says that normalization and coexistence with the Jews is "this is contrary to religion and the Koran." 

I am not aware if this decision was prompted by any Israeli or Jewish complaints about the book.


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