Illustration: Yedioth Ahronoth

Shin Bet Rejects & Fires “Political” Teachers in Israel’s Arab Schools

Israel’s Internal Security Agency (the “Shin Bet”) has the authority to reject the hiring of “politically active” teachers or dismiss those already working in Arab schools, according to a report published in the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth last weekend. According to the article, a former official at the Israeli Ministry of Education, Emmanuel Koplovich, related…

The school at the Palestinian village of Jub a-Dib after its demolition

Israel Demolishes School in Jub al-Dib on Eve of New School Year

On Tuesday evening, August 22, at around 7:00 pm, Israeli Civil Administration officials and security forces arrived at the Palestinian village of Jub al-Dib, southeast of Bethlehem. The forces demolished the community’s recently constructed school building. The demolition, which ended around midnight, took place the night before the start of the Palestinian school year, and left 80 pupils without an educational facility. In previous years, the children of Jub al-Dib…

A gift for the Education Ministry Bennet: an Arabic alphabet

MK Jabareen Blasts Education Minister Over Failure to Translate Arab Pupils’ Diplomas into Arabic

MK Yousef Jabareen (Hadash – Joint List) blasted Minister of Education Naftali Bennett on Wednesday, March 1, over the failure of his ministry to translate Arab pupils’ high school diplomas from Hebrew to Arabic, something which makes it more difficult for them apply to universities and colleges in Arabic-speaking countries. Jabareen (Hadash – Joint List)…