Civics 101: Learning to Understand the Occupier

Israeli Arab civics teacher Aladdin Jaber teaches Palestinians the Israeli curriculum to help them make the most of a bad situation.

Aladdin Jaber speaks my language. I do not speak his. That's his greatest power over me, says the principal of the Renaissance elementary and middle school in East Jerusalem, with a smile on his face. Jaber can't give his school's exact address, because it doesn't have an official one. Addresses in the occupied territories are a tricky thing. That's my power over him.