I have lived in Israel for 32 years and taught high school English in Israel for nearly that long, and therefore consider myself as well-qualified as you, Mr. Gurevitch, to determine whether or not Yoram Kaniuk should keep his opinions on education to himself. He most certainly should NOT. In fact, he is absolutely right, and thank God there are still a few (getting fewer) sane people like him in this country who still believe in tolerance and open-mindedness! Every day I see the enlightened and liberal Israel that I made aliyah to in 1977, slowly surrendering to the forces of darkness. Turning, YES, into Iran. It frightens and sickens me. This "beautiful religion" that you tout is, for example, responsible for the segregation on over 50 bus PUBLIC bus lines in Israel (at least if women could sit in the front....) and the behavior of "hilltop youths" i.e. thugs, who think it is their God-given right to humiliate and harass Palestinians.
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from the article: Israeli author: Censorship turning Israel into mini-Iran