Shocking, I know.
The High (Arab) Follow-Up Committee is threatening to strike if Zionism is to be taught in Arab schools. Committee members have declared that Arab parents will not send their children to school. The study of Zionist leaders is one of the proposed topics to be covered under this new curriculum.
Apparently HFUC (people really should look at the names of their groups before bloggers like me start calling them HFUC) has forgotten that they live in the Jewish homeland. It has been for more than 3000 years. UN Resolution 181 defines it as a Jewish state. The League of Nations recognized that all the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean is the Jewish homeland, a notion endorsed at the time by the House of Saud.
So while HFUC was okay with Israeli schools teaching about the so-called "naqba," the "tragedy" of the revival of Israel, teaching about leaders of the movement that helped make that revival possible just ain't kosher. Ironically, Arabs enjoy a higher degree of civil liberties, and political freedom in the "naqba" than any Arab run country. What a tragedy.
But what really has me puzzled is what makes the Arabs of HFUC higher than other Arabs. Is it genetics? Stilts? Platform shoes? Lifts?
Maybe they are standing on boxes in a trench.