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The image of Israel in german educational books - challenges and perspectives

Lecture and discussion with Jörg Rensmann

When:Thursday, July 2, 2015, 7 p.m.

Where: Kollegienhaus of the Universität of Erlangen, Universitätsstraße 15, Room 0.023 

The German media and textbooks developed a rather detractive image of Israel.

In this image the alleged aggressive behavior of Israel towards the Palestinians appears to be the cause of the Middle East conflict .


Since 2011, a study group of the German section of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East analysed textbooks with regard to the representation of Israel. They developed strategies on how Israel can be presented more accurate in its historical context. Jörg Rensmann , a political scientist and freelance writer, presents this work.

Jörg Rensmann ist board member of the Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin. He is also board member of the German section of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

Organiser: The Young Forum of the German-Israeli society of Erlangen