Greta Thunberg CANCELLED by Israeli schools with claim she is not a 'role model'

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg CANCELLED by Israeli schools with claim she is not a 'role model'

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 27/10/2023

- 09:53

Any positive references to the activist will be removed

The Israeli Ministry of Education will remove any positive references to Greta Thunberg from its educational curriculum, after the activist refused to condemn Hamas.

The Jewish State argued that she is unable to “differentiate between good and evil” and therefore is no longer a “role model” for students.

She will still be mentioned to highlight her contribution to the environmental movement but any laudatory mentions of her will be removed.

“Following Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s biased and one-sided support for Gaza, without condemning Hamas, the Ministry of Education has decided to remove educational resources that portray her as a role model or a source of inspiration,” the ministry wrote.

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“Her outrageous stance and apparent inability to differentiate between good and evil disqualify her from representing the forces that strive for positive change in the world,” it added in another post.

It continued: “Her image cannot be a model for our students, many of whom saw her as inspiration. It is important to clarify that we do not erase her contribution to the history of the global environmental movement, but rather, we are satisfied with the factual mention of her contribution, along with many other activists.”

Last Friday, Greta Thunberg sparked uproar online after an influx of social media users called out the climate activist for an “antisemitic” post.

Thunberg posted a photo of herself and three others holding pro-Palestinian signs.


She held a poster reading “Stand with Gaza”, whilst the other signs read “Free Palestine”, “Climate justice now” and “This Jew stands with Palestine”.

Her post was captioned saying: “Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza.

“The world needs to speak up and call for an immediate ceasefire, justice and freedom for Palestinians and all civilians affected.”

The post also caused controversy as a toy octopus can be seen, resting on one of Thunberg’s friend's legs.

Greta's original post

Greta's original post


The octopus can be seen as an antisemitic symbol, with its usage dating back to the 19th century.

Octopus imagery was often utilised in conspiracy theories, suggesting Jewish control or manipulation of different aspects of society.

Thunberg apologised for the toy, of which she said she was not aware of its connotations, and reuploaded the picture again without the cuddly octopus.

In response, the Israeli Foreign Ministry wrote on social media: “Greta, Hamas doesn’t use sustainable materials for their rockets which have BUTCHERED innocent Israelis. The victims of the Hamas massacre could have been your friends. Speak up.”

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