Disagreement over textbook editing highlights Middle East conflict

10/25/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Israeli government is insisting Palestinian students in Arabic-language schools in East Jerusalem use an edited version of the textbook provided by the Palestinian Authority -- fueling tension between the Middle Eastern governments. Officials in Jerusalem say the edited texts are accurate, do not incite violence and respect Israel's legitimacy. Palestinians, however, say the edited version appears to remove all references related to Palestinian history and nationalism.

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