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In Gaza, Palestinians have no problem keeping past heroes alive. Not so for their bretheren in East Jerusalem, where Israel is in control and is trying to re-write Palestinian text books. Photo/GettyImages
Israel rewrites the textbooks
They say the winner writes the history books. Israel is trying to write them in East Jerusalem, and the Palestinians don't like it.
Some of their key actors and events have disappeared from Arabic school texts, triggering a backlash among parents and students.
CBC correspondent Derek Stoffel saw for himself, at one homework session.
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- Updated Crimea parliament declares independence from Ukraine after vote
- Crimea's regional parliament has declared the region an independent state, after its residents voted overwhelmingly to break off from Ukraine and seek to join Russia, news agencies reported.
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Police probe pilots, crew
- Malaysian police are investigating a flight engineer who was among the passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane as they focus on the pilots and anyone else on board who had technical flying knowledge, a senior police official said.
- Updated Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Gun training academy manager testifies
- Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius described how he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete's murder trial.
- Analysis Tough talk likely only response to Putin’s Crimea referendum coup
- Don't expect much besides diplompatic bluster and a modest show of sanctions to protest against Vladimir Putin's referendum coup in Crimea, Don Murray writes. Most of Europe is in thrall to Russia's oil wealth and is showing no signs of wanting to shut that down.
- Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church founder, on death bed
- The founder of a fundamentalist church known for picketing military funerals and political events with anti-gay signs was excommunicated last year and is near death in a Kansas hospital, his son said on social media on Sunday.