In preparation for the next school year the Ministry of Education expanded a pilot program that takes students on field trips to the city of Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs, under the title “The Mountain as the Cradle of the Nation”. The program asks students to strengthen their connection to the heritage of the “mountain” aiming to create an awareness of “the land of the Patriarchs”. Program contents include the history of the area and its importance for the Jewish people. The program does not mention the Palestinian population of Hebron.
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