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Jaime Kardontchik

The Arab-Israeli conflict

The Arab-Israeli conflict (Hebrew edition, paperback)
The Arab-Israeli conflict (Hebrew edition, paperback)

This is the title of my new book: It is written in Hebrew. It is intended specially to be read and discussed in Israeli high schools and by the Israeli public, Jews and Arabs.

The persecutions and pogroms suffered by the Jews in the Arab countries, from Northern Africa to the Middle East, before and during the 20th century, and the almost one million Jewish refugees from the Arab countries, have been ignored and deleted from the books and the conscience, both in the Western and in the Arab world.

My book corrects this historically wrong Euro-centric perspective. Setting the record straight is not an arid intellectual exercise, since how the Arab world saw and behave towards the Jews in its midst for centuries, determined its view towards Zionism and the birth of the Jewish State in 1948. And the way that one sees the birth of the State of Israel in 1948 will shape his/her opinion of everything else related to the Arab-Israeli conflict today.

The Hebrew edition (as well as the latest edition of my other books on this subject in English and Spanish) has added a significant number of eyewitnesses accounts to the historical events described in the previous editions of my books. These accounts have been included in Appendices to the various chapters of the book.

The book (Hebrew edition) can be read and downloaded for free at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/367511825_The_Arab-Israeli_conflict_Hebrew_edition

It is also available at Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BT7BHGMJ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

The English edition is titled “The root of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the path to peace”. It can be read and downloaded for free at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364057784_The_root_of_the_Arab-Israeli_conflict_and_the_path_to_peace

The Spanish edition is titled “La raíz del conflicto árabe-israelí y el camino hacia la paz”. It can be read and downloaded for free at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364058058_La_raiz_del_conflicto_arabe-israeli_y_el_camino_hacia_la_paz

These books are also available at Amazon. The English and Spanish edition are intended to reach the general public in English and Spanish speaking countries.

English (left) and Spanish (right). (The covers of the eBooks are shown)

A fourth book, titled “Ethnic Studies in K12 schools: The Jewish module” is tailored as a textbook for high-school students in the USA. This book has added sections that can be fully understood only in the present environment in the US regarding the discussion about the curricula to be implemented in public schools. Many of these discussions are centered around the controversial topic of “Critical Race Theory”, but my book concentrates only on one aspect that has been adopted by a significant number of proponents of CRT: their negative view of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. This book can be read and downloaded for free at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361800823_Ethnic_Studies_in_K12_schools_The_Jewish_module

And it is also available at Amazon.

Edition for high-school students in California (Left: eBook, Right: paperback)

Finally, for people who need or want to enter into the fine details of the fight for the mind (or the indoctrination) of the new generation of minors in the public schools in the US, you have my book “Boycott of Israel is wrong: How to fight it”. It can be read and downloaded for free at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352573399_Boycott_of_Israel_is_Wrong_How_to_fight_it

The book is also available at Amazon.

What is next?

A while ago, a reader of my blogs called my work as my “Jewish Project”. I think it was a good characterization. It began almost two years ago, when it was triggered by the call of the San Francisco Teachers Union in May 2021 to boycott and BDS Israel. I live in the Silicon Valley, next to San Francisco, and I felt that I could not let this pass without an answer. So, one book came after the other. So came many emails I sent to teachers in California and other states, and letters to legislators. This work should be continued, but I need you to join this effort. If you live in the US, contact the teachers in your local school district, and legislators in your state and in Congress. To begin with, you can copy/paste/modify a letter I lately sent to teachers in California, and resend it to teachers in your state under your own name. Here it is:

Subject: Contact the NEA: Replace NBI 13

Dear teacher:

The NEA (National Education Association) adopted last July 2022 a resolution (“NBI 13”) in support of teaching the Palestinian narrative in K12 schools. Teachers are supposed to provide a balanced approach to their students, let the two sides of a conflict present their case and discuss the two positions in class. A one-sided presentation based on the Palestinian narrative alone is not education: It is indoctrination. The Jewish perspective must be heard and taught too.

Talk to the NEA: Urge the NEA to withdraw the NBI 13 and replace it by a new resolution supporting the teaching of both perspectives of the Arab-Israeli conflict in K12 schools.

The Jewish perspective is presented in the book “Ethnic Studies in K12 schools: The Jewish module” (edition February 2023). The book is – and will always be – available for free reading and download for all, teachers and students, at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361800823_Ethnic_Studies_in_K12_schools_The_Jewish_module

The book is also available at Amazon, as an eBook and in paperback.

Sincerely,

Jaime Kardontchik, PhD (Physics)

Silicon Valley

= = end of the letter ==

Note:

The NEA is the largest union in the US. It has 3,000,000 members: teachers in elementary, middle and high public schools. In its latest annual meeting, in July 2022, it adopted the New Business Item (NBI) # 13, which says: “NEA will support members who educate students and other members about the history, geography, and current state of affairs of the Palestinian people. NEA will provide state affiliates with a clear protocol for members doing this work to utilize when they are under attack.”

Teach Palestine” had been included in the 2019 “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum” (“ESMC”) for high-schools in California. This led the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, to veto that curriculum, since it served in practice as a venue for anti-Jewish content.

NEA’s NBI 13 reintroduces “Teach Palestine” back again into the curriculum, this time not only in California but in all the 50 states of the US. On top of this, it is not restricted anymore to be just part of an “Ethnic Studies” course for high-school students: NEA’s NBI 13 supports “Teach Palestine” as a subject to be taught as part of any course in elementary, middle and high schools. Jewish minors attending public schools in the US will be subjected from now on to indoctrination and brainwashing, leading to anti-Jew hatred and self-hate, from young age.

About the Author
Jaime Kardontchik has a PhD in Physics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He lives in the Silicon Valley, California.
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