The Last Refuge
UK: "Popular, Mainstream" Textbook Removes Israel From Map, Replaced With "Occupied Palestine"
Ahmadinejad promised it. Now British textbooks are doing it. Israel has been wiped off the map by Garnet Education, an English-language teaching company in Britain, whose educational textbook ‘Skills in English Writing Level 1′, aimed at foreign students and immigrants to the UK, contains a map with “Occupied Palestine” in place of the Jewish State.
Speaking to the Algemeiner, the prominent American Jewish newspaper which broke the story, school teacher Liz Wiseman noted that the book is “one of the more popular and mainstream English language teaching (ELT) textbooks published by Garnet, which is quite popular and mainstream. [...]
In 2010, it was revealed that the leading geography textbook for British school students encouraged students to ask questions such as ”Why did the Jews seize land that is now Israel?”
The textbook also sought to excuse terrorism, informing school students that “Palestinians feel powerless. They have no country, no government, no army and few resources – so they resort to bombing to make their point”.
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