Pearson issues revised History text books following review

Two Pearson Edexcel History textbooks covering the Middle East which were withdrawn last year have been re-issued following a review process undertaken between education publisher Pearson, The Board of Deputies of British Jews and UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). In late 2019, the IGCSE textbook  entitled The Middle East: Conflict,

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Comedy of Errors in Review of Palestinian Textbooks

A report commissioned by the EU into Palestinian textbooks reviewed Israeli textbooks by mistake. The report gives a ringing endorsement of the Israeli textbooks used in Arab schools in Jerusalem. However, it completely failed in its objective, which was to review the Palestinian textbooks and assess the claims that they

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DFID forced to publish report on Palestinian Authority textbooks

DFID has finally released an “inception report” dated 12 April 2019 by the Georg Eckert Institut for a study of Palestinian school textbooks following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from UKLFI. The report describes the methodology proposed by the Georg Eckert Institut for its examination of Palestinian Authority school textbooks.  

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CGP Geography revises Israel coverage

Educational publisher CGP has revised its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book, which will be available from July 2020. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) in January this year concerning its coverage of Israel. CGP has now amended the map in Middle East section

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Hodder withdraws Middle East GCSE History Textbook

The publisher Hodder Education is removing its GCSE History for Edexcel ‘Conflict in the Middle East 1945-95’ textbook from sale, following a critique of the book submitted to them by UK Lawyers for Israel. Hodder has confirmed to UKLFI: “After further consideration, we have decided to remove the book from

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Geography Revision book to revise coverage of Israel

Educational publisher CGP has agreed to revise its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book when it is reprinted next Autumn. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel concerning its coverage of Israel. UKLFI pointed out that the map in Middle East section of the book, described

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Pearson Education to revise biased Middle Eastern textbook following review

Pearson Education, the publisher of GCSE textbooks, revision guides and workbooks  on recent Middle Eastern History,  has confirmed that it has now carried out “a full and independent review of the contents” of the books and is updating the texts.  This follows a complaint by UKLFI in October 2019 that

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