TITLE

THE PORTRAYAL OF ARABS IN TEXTBOOKS IN THE JEWISH SCHOOL SYSTEM IN ISRAEL

AUTHOR(S)
Abu-Saad, Ismael
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Arab Studies Quarterly;Winter2007, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses how Arabs are characterized in textbooks at Jewish schools in Israel. The author feels the dominant portrayals reflect three biases. The first is a sense of "orientalism" or "otherness" as defined by Edward Said. Next is the fact that there exists a "mission" to create and maintain a Jewish nation in Israel. Lastly, Israelis have an underlying victim mentality which the author feels is embedded within their religion.
ACCESSION #
25057325

 

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