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Military and Security Forces: February 18, 2013

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According to testimonies gathered by human rights organization “B’Tselem”, IDF soldiers assaulted a school principal and teachers at the Tuqu’ high school, threatening to detain them as those responsible for stone throwing by the schools’ students. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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February 18th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Closed Society: December 2, 2012

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Tel-Aviv-Yafo Council member Shlomo Maslawi (Likud), wrote a letter of complaint to Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) about the appearance of Marak Levinsky soup kitchen activists in front of Tel-Aviv-Yafo high-school students, and demanded that he forbid their entrance to the city’s educational institutes.

(Hebrew – Mynet)

Economy and Society: June 11, 2012

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The high school civics studies matriculation exam study guide published by “Reches Educational Projects” explains to students that ”Jewish girls associating with Arabs is liable to lead to romantic relationships and even to marriage. This assimilation of Jewish girls with members of the Arab minority will undermine the preservation of a Jewish majority in the State of Israel” and that ”the association of Jewish girls with Arabs is liable to undermine their right to life and security.” (Ha’aretz)

Closed Society: March 5, 2012

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An orthodox high school student from Dimona who has been suspended from school for the past three months claims (blog) the suspension is due to her working at a fast food chain alongside members of the opposite sex.

 

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March 5th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Economy and Society: February 1, 2012

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Out of 90,000 high school students who take the matriculation exams, only 515 (approximately 0.5%) studied and were tested on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, according to data released by the Ministry of Education.

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February 1st, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Political: December 30, 2011

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The Ministry of Education reprimanded the Arara High School because the school’s students participated in the Tel-Aviv Human Rights march.  ”The Students carried signs against racism, house demolitions, etc, which violates the director general’s circular [i.e. ministry regulations]“, stated the letter sent to the school.

 

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December 30th, 2011 at 11:22 am

Closed Society: December 16, 2011

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An Ort  high-school teacher in Ariel told her class that she “personally cannot stand homos.”  A student asked her to apologize at the end of class, but even though the teacher promised she would discuss it in class she did not apologize.

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December 16th, 2011 at 11:36 pm