Israeli Education Minister Yoav Kisch on Thursday vowed to “deal with” Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium headmaster Ze’ev Degani if the historic Tel Aviv high school continues to encourage students to evade service in the Israel Defense Forces. “There are instances where we draw a line,” Kisch told Makor Rishon on Thursday. “Where? The Palestinian-Israeli Parents Circle-Families … Continue reading Education minister cautions Tel Aviv headmaster over calls to evade IDF service | Jewish News Syndicate
The Education Minister has banned bereaved Israelis and Palestinians from speaking to schoolchildren. Other liberal programs could face the same fate.
Facing court and civil challenges to judicial overhaul, Israel’s government attacks peace education. The Parents Circle – Families Forum, a nonprofit organisation with both Palestinian and Israeli bereaved families – will no longer be allowed to operate activities in Israeli schools.
The Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace, a grassroots organization promoting reconciliation, has been experiencing in recent years what Breaking the Silence went through before: a ludicrous branding as enemies of the people, systematic threats, and attempts to sabotage any public appearance, as well as a ban from schools.
More than 90 school principals from around Israel have signed a letter published on Wednesday supporting school programming by the Parents Circle – Families Forum, which represents Israelis and Palestinians who have lost loved ones to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The ban was following a rule change by Education Minister Yoav Kisch that prohibits educational programming that slanders the IDF or soldiers.
The Israeli Education Ministry yesterday banned the grassroots organization, Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF), which comprises bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, from arranging activities at schools.
The Parents Circle – a nonprofit organization with both Palestinian and Israeli bereaved families – will no longer be allowed to operate activities in Israeli schools. The Education Ministry made the announcement following pressure from right-wing groups.
Decision comes after government finds Parents Circle violates rules against disgracing IDF; group responds: ‘In a dictatorship, the education minister decides what is forbidden’
Since its inception, the horrific government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu and personified by Itamar Ben-Gvir has been providing continuous proof of its destructiveness. It’s hard to keep track of the countless daily outrages. This week, for example, the Education Ministry prohibited the Parents Circle Families Forum from operating in schools, due to complaints from right-wing … Continue reading Israeli Schools Say ‘Yes to Violence’ and ‘No to Peace’ | Haaretz Editorial