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Decision to Reject Gush Katif Novel A “Mistake”

Posted by naomigrossman on May 26, 2009

When Shifra Shomron’s novel, Grains of Sand, which mirrors her experiences as a teenager during the Disengagement, was first suggested for the syllabus for English matriculation exams taken at Israeli schools, it was rejected out of hand. It did not even make it to the committee that decides which literary works should be studied. However, in response to a query by The Jerusalem Post, the Education Ministry admits that their hasty decision was a mistake.

To read The Jerusalem Post report on the issue, click here

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