PA approves history book including Zionist narrative


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinian Authority’s Education Ministry approved a history textbook that gives both the Palestinian and Israeli sides of their conflict.

The textbook, called "Learning the Historical Narrative of the Other," will be used in two high schools near Jericho, according to Haaretz.

Israel’s education minister has been banned the book because it presents the Palestinian narrative. Gideon Sa’ar has called in the principal of a high school in Sderot to explain why he allowed students in an enrichment course to use the book.

"Learning the Historical Narrative of the Other" is the result of a Israeli-Palestinian-Swedish collaboration to promote coexistence through education, according to Haaretz. It has been published in English, Arabic and Hebrew.

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