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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 08.02.10 | 15:43 (IST)

    It seems you would prefer the said school simply to teach the values you deem critical for the "survival of the state". Nothing of the kind. The school seems to me to be taking ideas like patriotism, gender identity, national identity, ideas that in Israel are understood in a very closed context and challenging the students to think about these hot button topics, discuss it with their peers under the guidance of the teacher, come to a position and be able to defent that position with cogent argument rather than swalliowing a state interpretation of very improtant questions.

    from the article: Israeli author: Censorship turning Israel into mini-Iran
    First published 02:20 08.02.10 | Last updated 09:37 08.02.10
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