Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu criticized Education Minister Yuli Tamir in an interview with Reshet Bet on Monday morning. He expressed strong opposition to Tamir’s decision to approve schoolbooks referring to the establishment of Israel as a disaster, and called on Tamir to quit.
Tamir recently approved schoolbooks called “Living Together in Israel” that are meant for third grade Arab students. The book calls the establishment of Israel a disaster, “Nakba” in Arabic, and claims that Israel stole Arab land. Tamir defended her decision, saying “the Arab narrative deserves to be told.” She was supported by Arab MKs and criticized by MKs from Likud, UTJ, Yisrael Beiteinu, and NU/NRP.