AUSTIN, Texas — The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation’s Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.

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Rewriting history? Texas tackles textbook debate

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By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation’s Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases. The Board of Education will approve new history textbooks for the state’s 5-plus million public school students in November.

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By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation’s Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases. The Board of Education will approve new history textbooks for the state’s 5-plus million public school students in November

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.

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Nick Higham talks to Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari about his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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VIDEO: Apes to rulers of the world

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Mayors efforts pay off as Turkish and Israeli visitors flock to discover their own Thessaloniki By Iota Myrtsioti History professor Peled Barzilai pays close attention as a guide shows the group of Israeli tourists from Netanya around Thessalonikis Yeni (New) Mosque, built in 1902 for the northern port citys Donmeh community Jews in the Ottoman Empire who publicly converted to Islam while privately observing a mystical form of Judaism.

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Mayors efforts pay off as Turkish and Israeli visitors flock to discover their own Thessaloniki

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The letter by Alice Christy on Sept. 7, Israels land grab illegal erroneously claims that Israel has no right to claim land acquired after 1967. What she fails to understand is that Israel won the entire West Bank from Jordan in the Six Day War in 1967.

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Erdogan offers to host Muslim Brotherhood leaders ousted from Qatar US expands attacks on Islamic State while mulling arms and training for Syrian rebels Without Iran, world leaders tackle ISIS Israeli Arabs overwhelmingly deny support for Islamic State Hezbollah: We will defeat Islamic State on the battlefield ‘Who built the pyramids?’ – Round Two UN pulling out peacekeepers from Syrian side of Golan Heights Women from American heartland joining Islamic State terrorists Hamas denies Mashaal being expelled from Qatar, seeking shelter elsewhere Analysis: Turkey balks at helping West, prefers Sunni jihadists

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The reprisal was as hard as it was swift.

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Gaza: A History by Jean-Pierre Filiu

Robi Damelin, left, is an Israeli whose son was fatally shot by a Palestinian in 2002.

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