The curriculum change dates back to 2020, when the UAE normalized its relationship with Israel.
United Arab Emirates plans to start dealing with the Holocaust in their schools. It tells about it, among other things The Times of Israel.
The Holocaust is going to be included in the school curriculum, says the embassy of the United Arab Emirates on Twitter.
The curriculum change dates back to 2020, when the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco normalize its relationship with Israel.
Over here until now, the Holocaust has been completely absent from school teaching materials in the United Arab Emirates. At the same time, Israel has largely been absent from world maps in the country, reports The Times of Israel.
With the change, the Holocaust will be fully included in school curricula.
Ali Al Nuaimione of the negotiators for normalized relations with Israel, said acknowledging the horrors of the Holocaust is vital in a region with centuries of Jewish history, The Times of Israel reports.
“Remembering the victims of the Holocaust is crucial,” he said, according to the newspaper.
As part of eradicating holocaust denial The United Arab Emirates opened a Holocaust memorial exhibition in Dubai last year. In addition, several Holocaust survivors have visited the country to tell about the horrors they experienced.