A love story between an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian Muslim has topped the list of bestsellers after Israel’s education ministry refused to allow the book on to the school curriculum.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s Ministry of Education has decided not to include a novel about a romance between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man on the list of required reading for Hebrew high school literature classes, prompting a stormy debate over how Israeli society deals with its cultural divides.
Interview: Israeli novelist Dorit Rabinyan’s book was disqualified from schools curriculum for its intimate scenes between a Jew and an Arab – but she is no believer in the ‘John Lennon’ dream of co-existence in a single state, she says.
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It was put together as a protest against the Israeli government rejecting students being taught using a book with a Jewish and Arab love story.
Le roman Haie de Dorit Rabinyan est jugé contraire «aux valeurs du pays» par le ministre de l’Éducation nationale. Les plus grands écrivains israéliens sont montés au créneau pour dénoncer une «censure».
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Move comes despite the fact that the official responsible for teaching of literature in secular state schools recommended the book for use in advanced literature classes, as did a professional committee of academics and educators
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Ein Palästinenser und eine israelische Jüdin: Das darf aus Sicht der Nationalreligiösen in Israel nicht sein. Eine Begegnung mit Schriftstellerin Dorit Rabinyan, deren höchst erfolgreiche interkulturelle Liebesgeschichte „Gader Haya“ diffamiert wird.
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