facebook  twitter  google  icon   youtube rss 

Video: Palestine in Israeli school books

Published on 20 October 2013
Written by Nurit Peled Elhanan

 

Nurit Peled-Elhanan at the AICafeNurit Peled-Elhanan at the AICafe

Nurit Peled-Elhanan presented her book, “Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education (Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education” (Library of Modern Middle East Studies, 2012) at the AICafe on Tuesday 24 September 2013.

 

In this book, Peled-Elhanan clarifies how the textbooks used in the Israeli education system promote the idea of Judaisation of both Israel and Palestine, which are presented as one unit - the land of Israel. And that they play a part in priming children for military service. She analyses the presentation of images, maps, layouts and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies textbooks, and reveals how the books marginalise or rather exclude Palestinians from the life-world of the region, legimitise Israeli military action and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity, all of which seem to correspond to all categories of racist verbal and visual discourse.

 

Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education (part 1)

 

Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education (part 2)

 

 

 

Comments

Related news

aicafe-2-8-gaza-and-boycott-from-within
Please join us at the AICafe on Saturday 2 August from 7.30 p.m. for Gaza and Boycott from Within with Israeli activist Ronnie Barkan.   The brutal Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip has thus far resulted in over 1,200 Palestinian deaths...

Latest Articles