The geography textbook, meant for 15-year-old students and approved by the Belgian Education Ministry, shows an overweight Jew asleep in a bathtub, next to an impoverished elderly Palestinian with an empty bucket, in a chapter dealing with the topic of water distribution between Israelis and Palestinians.
The cartoon reads: “Amnesty International: Israel is denying Palestinians access to adequate water… while settlers enjoy lush lawns and swimming pools!”
Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home), who also serves as a member of Israel’s Security Cabinet, spoke about the Gazans’ demonstration near the Gaza-Israel border, and about the danger to Israel if a Palestinian state were to be created.
“To all those who support a ‘two-state solution’ which involves handing Judea and Samaria over to create a Palestinian state: Imagine the ‘march of return’ that we’re seeing right now in Gaza, along Route 6. If we leave Judea and Samaria, that’s what we’ll receive,” Bennett said.
Route 6 is one of Israel’s main highways, and runs from the Shoket Interchange near Be’er Sheva in the south, to Ein Tut Interchange, south of Haifa, in the north. There are plans to extend the highway in both directions, and in some areas, Route 6 passes only a few kilometers away from Judea and Samaria.
Spend a few hours on some First Nations territories, and you’ll likely see a steady stream of non-Indigenous consumers buying tax-free cigarettes.
First Nations have treaty rights to produce and sell cigarettes tax-free on reserves.
“What we are doing is not criminal,” said Kahnawake Grand Chief Joseph Norton. “What we are doing is our right to do so.”