Israel bans textbook promoting Arab rights

Gulf  News – Occupied Jerusalem: The right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned a high school civics textbook as “unbalanced,” a move critics say is part of a broader bid to shift Israel’s values in a direction that is more nationalistic and less democratic. Officials cited factual errors in the book as the main factor in the decision. But liberal educators say the errors could easily be corrected and that the larger issue is a national struggle to define Israel’s identity. Read Article