JERUSALEM (Jul. 29)
Israeli high school students will be learning this fall about the Palestinian Covenant, the platform of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the foundation of the PLOT policy, as part of a special course on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Education Ministry is introducing the subject on an experimental basis to about 100 classes in the 11th and 12th grades. Up to now, Israeli schools dealt with the Israeli-Arab conflict only in the more general framework of history studies.
Teachers who will be giving the course have been taking special courses on the subject. The Palestinian Covenant will be included in a general text book which deals with the basic issues of the Mideast conflict. The book will include articles by such Zionist leaders as Chaim Weizmann, David Ben Gurion and Zen Jabotinsky, terrorists such as the late Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Husseini, and the moderate East Jerusalem writer Mohammed Abu Shilbaya.