Israel rewrites history textbook

Numerous Israeli accounts of the 1948 war claim that many Palestinians left their land voluntarily [EPA]

The Israeli government has, for the first time, approved a school textbook for Arab pupils that includes the Palestinian view of the creation of Israel.

The book, which will be used in the public school system in the next school year, contains one phrase that points to the Palestinian version of the events of 1948.

It reads: “The Arabs call the war the Nakba, a war of catastrophe, loss and humiliation, and the Jews call it the Independence war.”

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