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Past articles by Or:

No Transparency in 'Compromise Talks' Held by Israeli President, Legal Experts Say

'These meetings are shaping the Israeli governmental structure for many more years. They can’t be determined by a limited group of unelected experts and without public scrutiny,' a legal expert says → Read More

Teacher Fired After Speaking to Students About Israel's Judicial Overhaul

Amir Klinger, who taught middle schoolers a course on critical thinking, was dismissed after showing his class a video lecture on the Netanyahu government's plan to weaken Israel's court system. 'How can educating students on humanism, tolerance, equality and the rule of law be considered 'incitement'?' he asks → Read More

Israeli Teen Awarded 45,000 Shekels After Being Denied Bus Entry Because of Her Clothes

A 13-year-old girl who says she was told her outfit constituted 'sexual harassment' received a settlement from the bus company, and vowed to not keep silent if a similar incident happens again → Read More

Israel Considers Recognizing First-generation University Students as Eligible for Welfare

According to a report by the Israel Young Academy, while 55 percent of high school graduates in recent decades were born to parents without higher education, only about one-third of university bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates were first-generation students → Read More

Orban's PR Hothouse Recruits Right-wing Israeli Influencers

Prime minister's son among several influential rightists set to address a conference at the prestigious MCC college, whose goal is to shape the next generation of Hungary’s conservative elite. → Read More

The ultra-Orthodox Resistance to anti-Racist Teacher Training Programs

Education programs in the ultra-Orthodox community have continually rejected instructions requiring them to integrate anti-racist, pro-coexistence studies ■ 'There's no chance of introducing topics that are seen as leftist or universal,' sources say → Read More

Netanyahu and His Partners Sold Out Israel’s Arabs, Secular Jews and Women

The unprecedented coalition deals determine that billions of shekels would be transferred to strengthen religious and ultra-Orthodox isolationism, and the normalization of their control over the rest of the Israeli public. With sweet talk and innocent gazes, the ultra-Orthodox battalions are expected to operate among the secular 'enemy' → Read More

Far-right Party, Likud Agree on Major Plan to ‘Judaize’ Negev, Galilee

Accord between Netanyahu’s party and Religious Zionism said to include discounts on land, other benefits for Jews only, expansion of law that allows communities to disqualify potential residents → Read More

Far-right Party, Likud Agree on Major Plan to ‘Judaize’ Negev, Galilee

The coalition agreement between Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the far-right Religious Zionism party specifies that the new government will draw up and execute plans to “Judaize” the Galilee and the Negev, areas in Israel’s north and south, with significant Arab populations. → Read More

Israel Wants to Expropriate Land in the North for the ‘Afula-Jenin Railroad’

The plan to take some 1,700 dunams (about 420 acres) was discussed on Tuesday, but the Palestinian Authority has no intention of paving a railroad track beyond the Green Line → Read More

Israeli Teachers, Parents Will Have to Join the Fight Against Homophobic Lawmaker

Opposition by local councils to Avi Maoz’s powers in the Education Ministry are not enough. Experience teaches us that there are tools with which to fight back → Read More

Israeli Government Challenges Ruling Granting Job Benefits to Disabled People at Sheltered Workshops

State argues that last year's precedent-setting decision cannot be put into practice and would do real harm to the disabled themselves → Read More

Israel’s New Proposed Civics Curriculum Favors Loyalty to State Over Equal Rights

The ultimate goal of civics, according to the curriculum, is ‘to cultivate good citizens,’ followed by understanding ‘the importance of obeying laws of the state’ ■ ‘At the heart of the democratic system is the human being, with values of equality and liberty. This is not seen in the curriculum,’ Education Ministry official says → Read More

Israeli Transportation Removes Ads of Women in Tank Tops From Buses

Bus operator explains decision to take down website’s ads as needing to ‘respect and take into account diverse sections of the Israeli population’ ■ Head of freedom of religion NGO: ‘Egged mustn’t surrender to the dictates of extremist elements who refuse to recognize women’s right to equality’ → Read More

Time to Change Laws on Shabbat Public Transportation Is Running Out

98 percent of movie theaters and 82 percent of museums operate on weekends, and the number of shopping centers open on Shabbat is also on the rise. But the data on public transportation on Shabbat – which is supported by a clear majority of secular Israelis – is much less encouraging → Read More

Israeli Elections Will Decide the Future of a Five-year Plan for the Arab Community

The plan, approved last year, opened up the possibility of a new phase in the relationship between the government and the Arab public. But a right-wing government, or any government without the United Arab List, would roll back the state’s commitment to implementing it → Read More

Israel Can’t Paper Over the Cracks in Its Sterile, Alienating Schools

Even the last-minute, strike-averting deal with the Teachers Union cannot dispel the ghost of despair that hovers over the education system → Read More

High School Teachers Prepare to Strike 48 Hours Before School Year Begins

'We’re talking with the treasury, but all we’re getting is negative replies. From their viewpoint, it won’t be a disaster if a 14-year-old doesn’t go back to school,' the head of Israel's teachers' association said → Read More

'Slow Progress' Reported in Talks to Avoid Teachers’ Strike on First Day of School Year

Cautious optimism expressed in negotiations between treasury and teachers' union → Read More

The New Plan to Save Israel's Arab Education System

The Education Ministry is launching a multi-billion shekel project to invest in education programs within Israel's Arab communities, but some doubt as to whether it can overcome years of 'oppression and fear' → Read More