School of Law

Professor Penny Green comments on Israel and Myanmar signing an agreement that allows changing each other's history textbooks.

31 May 2018

Israel and Myanmar will be able to edit passages concerning their own history in the other state's textbook after signing an education cooperation agreement on Monday.

Penny Green, professor of law and globalisation at Queen Mary said: “Of course Israel sees Myanmar as a friend. Both states share the same exclusionist worldview. Both states have engaged in mass state crime criminality against those they have defined as non-citizens. Both states operate systems of apartheid, structural discrimination and unfettered state brutality. It is entirely predictable that they now engage in a shared educational programme of state crime denial.”

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