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israel To Palestine’s Schools “Teach What WE Approve Or Lose Funding.”

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Israel Tells Palestinian Schools: Israeli Curriculum or No Funding

Thousands of Palestinian children began the new school year. (Photo: via Twitter.com)

Thousands of Palestinian children began the new school year. (Photo: via Twitter.com)

The Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister is set to offer more than 20m shekels ($5.3m) to schools in East Jerusalem on the condition that they teach the Israeli curriculum.

The vast majority of schools in Occupied East Jerusalem, where almost all the city’s Palestinian residents live, follow the Palestinian curriculum which was adopted since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994.

Israel has made several attempts over the years to impose the Israeli curriculum on schools in East Jerusalem. The last proposal was made in January 2016, when the Education Ministry prepared a plan to offer extra resources for teaching and other services such as counselling and recreation to schools that offer the Israeli curriculum in full or in part.

The plan was criticised by civil rights…

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