Israeli Embassy slams ‘outrageous’ Dutch textbook

It was on August 24, 1929, in what is now known as “The Hebron massacre” sixty-seven Jews plus 23 college students) were killed in Hebron. Source.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Israel’s embassy in Holland condemned the appearance of anti-Israel statements in a textbook on history for high school students.

The embassy’s statement on Tuesday about the book “Geschiedeniswerkplaats,” or “History Workplace,” by the Noordhoff Uitgevers followed complaints by members of the country’s Jewish community.

About the establishment of the State of Israel, the book states that David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, declared statehood after “Jewish militias carried out murders in Arab villages, and hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled and settled in refugee camps across the border.”

The book fails to mention Arab atrocities against pre-state Israel’s Jewish population or the invasion of several Arab armies into Israeli territory after its declaration of independence with the stated intention of destroying it…

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