Sunday, January 06, 2013

Israel Wiped Off Map In UK Textbook

From The Gatestone Institute - A textbook that has wiped Israel off the map and promotes anti-Western propaganda is being endorsed by the British Council, which is sponsored by the British Foreign Office.

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 itself."
The rest here.

These textbooks should be trying to help these people adapt to the West, not appeal to their already negative perceptions.

It's shameful the British government is allowing these kinds of books to be used as part of its educational system, let alone endorse them.

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