‘Serious concerns’: UK education row as Israel-Palestine textbooks pulled

Published by Liz Lightfoot in The Guardian on 8 June 2021.

The government has warned schools to ensure a balanced presentation of opposing views on the conflict between Israel and Palestine, which claimed more than 250 lives last month and sparked a wave of classroom protests in the UK. But teachers may struggle to comply because the only exam board to offer curriculum material and a GCSE history option on the region has withdrawn its two textbooks after being accused of favouring the case for Israel.

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