Palestine in Israeli School Books, AIC

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On Saturday, 24th November, at 7:30 PM, AICafe invite you to attend a powerful talk with peace activist, Nurit Peled-Elhanan, on "Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education".

Nurit Peled-Elhanan is an Israeli peace activist and professor of language and education at Hebrew University. Peled-Elhanan is the author "Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education". in her book she clarifies how the textbooks used in the Israeli school system promote the idea of Judaization of both ISrael and PAlestine presented as one unit- the Land of Israel. And that they play a part in priming Israeli children for military service. She analyzes the presentation of images, maps, layouts and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies textbooks, and reveals how the books marginalize or rather exclude Palestinians from the life-world of the region, legitimize Israeli military action and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity, all of which seem to correspond to all categories of racist verbal and visual discourse.

Please join the event!

The AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy and grassroots activism. The AICafè is a political and cultural café open on Tuesday and Saturday night from 7pm until 10pm. It is located in the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, close to Suq Sha'ab (follow the sign to Jadal Center ). We have a small library with novels, political books and magazines. We also have a number of films in DVD copies and AIC publications which critically analyze both the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the conflict itself.

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