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School play delves into disputed territory

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Brett Henebery | 11 May 2016, 11:52 AM Agree 0
One group has found a simple yet powerful way to help schools teach students about one of the world’s most complicated – and controversial – political disputes.
  • Linda Moore | 13 May 2016, 10:04 AM Agree 0
    It's a pity that VCE has stepped into this political issue without giving students the Israeli point of view. With all due respect quoting the The Australian Jewish Democratic Society as being representative of the Victorian Jewish community is completely wrong. They are a fringe group with not commonly held beliefs by the majority of Victorian Jews. It's akin to quoting some German Jews in the lead up to WWII who supported Hitler. This issue is similar in bias to a course on terrorism currently being run at Monash Uni in Waleed Ali's department which doesn't discuss Islamic terrorist but focuses on Zionists, Buddhist, and Hindus.
    • Paul Duffill | 03 Jun 2016, 09:25 AM Agree 0
      And how many discussions in Australia about life in Israel include Palestinian voices? Have you thought about that? Have you complained to all organisers of Israel events that they need to include Palestinian voices? See the unhelpful double standard you're promoting there?: "Israeli voices must be included whenever someone talks about Palestine, but whenever someone talks about Israel, well we don't need to include Palestinian voices because they are less important, less valuable than Israeli voices." This grooss double standard is extremely damaging to prospects for the security peace prospects of both Israelis and Palestinians, as I recently wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australia-guilty-of-double-standard-in-supporting-israeli-settlements-20160331-gnvi95.html
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