19 October 2009

REWRITING HISTORY~NAKBA vs WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE


What is up with America? Are they taking a page from Israel? Check out this article and ”keep reading” for the reveal:

US Government Education Department has recalled all copies of a history textbook because of a passage alleging "Abuse" of American Indians at Wounded Knee, a newspaper reported.

The newspaper said the secondary school textbook was removed from shelves because it sought to present both Native American Indian and American Army Cavalry Soldiers perspectives.

The textbook in question, for 11th and 12th graders, contained both versions of the events side-by-side, but the Department of Education took issue with the Native American’s version. It quoted the passage in question as saying: "The Native American Indians contended that most of those killed and forced to flee were civilians who were attacked and expelled from their homes by the 7th Cavalry US Army, which instituted a policy of ethnic cleansing".

The newspaper said the textbooks would be reissued after "corrections" are made
.from Wiki on the Massacre:
In the Wounded Knee Massacre, on December 29, 1890, 350 troops of the US 7th Cavalry, supported by four Hotchkiss guns, surrounded an encampment of Miniconjou Sioux (Lakota) and Hunkpapa Sioux (Lakota) near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota.[1] The Army had orders to escort the Sioux to the railroad for transport to Omaha, Nebraska. One day prior, the Sioux had given up their protracted flight from the troops and willingly agreed to turn themselves in at the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota.

By the time it was over, about 200 men, women, and children of the Lakota Sioux had been killed. Around 150 Lakota are believed to have fled the chaos, with an unknown number later dying from hypothermia. The massacre is noteworthy as the engagement in which the most Medals of Honor have ever been awarded in the history of the US Army.
People should be outraged that this is now being removed from textbooks!! The re-writing of history by the American Government, this is appalling! Amazing that America would now be attempting to suppress the viewpoint of the Native Americans, given their viewpoint is included in Wiki and readily accepted by the majority of the world’s population as fact. OK, so I lied, it’s not true about America, but it IS true about Israel:

ISRAEL'S Education Ministry has recalled all copies of a history textbook because of a passage alleging "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians during the 1948 war, a newspaper reported.

Israel's Haaretz newspaper said the secondary school textbook was removed from shelves because it sought to present both Israeli and Arab perspectives on the departure of some 750,000 Palestinians during the fighting that erupted after the creation of the Jewish state

The textbook in question, for 11th and 12th graders, contained both versions of the events side-by-side, but according to Haaretz the ministry took issue with the Palestinian version. It quoted the passage in question as saying: "The Palestinians and the Arab countries contended that most of the refugees were civilians who were attacked and expelled from their homes by armed Jewish forces, which instituted a policy of ethnic cleansing".

Haaretz said the textbooks would be reissued after "corrections" are made
From Wiki on the Nakba:
The 1948 Palestinian exodus (Arabic: الهجرة الفلسطينية‎, al-Hijra al-Filasṭīnīya), also known as al Nakba (Arabic: النكبة‎), meaning the "disaster", "catastrophe", or "cataclysm",[1] occurred when between 650,000 and 750,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes by Jewish or Israeli forces, during the creation of the state of Israel and the civil war that preceded it.[2]

Jewish advances, such as that on Haifa, fears of a massacre after Deir Yassin,[5] and a collapse in Palestinian leadership caused many to leave out of panic, while most of those who remained were expelled by Jewish soldiers or, later, the Israeli government. A series of laws passed by the first Israeli government prevented them from returning to their homes, or claiming their property. They and many of their descendants remain refugees.[6] The Deir Yassin massacre took place on April 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, a Palestinian-Arab village of roughly 600 people.[1 Around 107 villagers, including women and children, were killed. Some were shot, while others died when hand grenades were thrown into their homes.[3] Several were taken prisoner and may have been killed after being paraded through the streets of West Jerusalem, The invasion of Deir Yassin took place after the United Nations proposed on November 29, 1947 (UN Resolution 181) that Palestine should be divided into an Arab state and a Jewish one. Jerusalem was to belong to neither state, but was to be administered separately; Deir Yassin lay within the boundaries of the proposed plan for Jerusalem.
Israel are Evil Liars attempting to re-write history, POINT MADE.

2 comments:

Jack Burns said...

What newspaper reported this? I'm very interested in seeing the original reporting on this story. Thanks.

Jack Burns

Irish4Palestine said...

Jack, in the "real" article the 2nd one about Israel you will notice the first line "ISRAEL'S Education Ministry " is the actual link to the article, links are in "orange"

many thanks

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