I read this but I still can't believe it - I'd like to hear other's thoughts about this...
updated 9:24 p.m. ET, Tues., Sept . 8, 2009
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza students won't learn about the Holocaust this year.
Angry protests by Palestinians have disrupted tentative plans to introduce information about the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews into the curriculum in U.N. schools.
The uproar has left the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which runs 221 of more than 600 primary and secondary schools in Gaza, caught between the territory's Hamas leaders — some of them ardent Holocaust deniers — and outraged Jewish groups.
The subject is not taught in U.N.-run schools for Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Nor is it taught in Palestinian government schools in the West Bank or Gaza.
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 6:43 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
I really do not know how anyone can DENY the Holocaust ever happened. There are so many photos and personal accounts of the atrocities that occurred. Even more so I think its terrible that students will not learn what kind of evil can happen in the world. If you dont know the past, you are likely to repeat history.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:04 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:07 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Crissy1213; I am perhaps not thoroughly well versed in all of the intricacies of the conflict over there; I am somewhat educated on the matter; and I'm not expecting the school to teach or the students to have sympathy; but they should at least be aware it occurred???
And Anon 7:07; no I also can not fathom the dinosaur issue either; but that's a belief/faith/science argument.
At the very least they should get "this is just cold hard facts; these events transpired." at least that's what I think...not that it really matters but you know...
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 7:19 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:27 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:28 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Anon 25 that is what I was wondering.
Answer by TBandNCmommy at 8:18 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
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