Tagged: Schools

Palestine – The Exception to Free Speech in the U.S.?
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Palestine – The Exception to Free Speech in the U.S.?

University campuses are the front line of Palestinian human-rights advocacy in the U.S., but a new report by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal documents hundreds of cases in which students and scholars have been punished for their free speech.

on October 2, 2015
Palestinians Protest Israeli Government’s Discrimination Against Christian Schools
Reem Khamis Dakwar, The Huffington Post/Mondoweiss

Palestinians Protest Israeli Government’s Discrimination Against Christian Schools

Americans of all faiths and backgrounds are looking forward to Pope Francis' first visit to the United States. The Pope's humility and profound commitment to issues of global peace, social justice and the fight against global warming have made him one of the most popular religious figures in recent history.

on September 21, 2015
Striking Christian Schools Protest Outside Israeli Education Minister Bennett’s Home
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Striking Christian Schools Protest Outside Israeli Education Minister Bennett’s Home

Hundreds of parents and their children demonstrated opposite Education Minister Naftali Bennett's Ra'anana home in protest of government budget cuts targeting Christian schools around Israel. The protest is the latest demonstration since Israel's 47 Christian schools, which are attended by some 33,000 Arab-Israeli children, shuttered on September 1 in protest against the cuts.

on September 16, 2015
Palestinian Schools on Strike Infographics
IMEU

Palestinian Schools on Strike

Forty-seven Palestinian Christian schools in Israel have been on strike since the start of the academic year, with Palestinian citizens of Israel citing the government’s discriminatory funding practices as reason for protest. Recently, the Israeli Education Ministry cut its funding of Palestinian Christian schools from 75% to 29%.

on September 10, 2015
Bedouin Child Starts School, but Loses Home
Gideon Levy & Alex Levac, Haaretz

Bedouin Child Starts School, but Loses Home

The force swept into the Bedouin camp, did its demolition job and was gone within two hours. Crushed tin siding, scattered on the hillside and in the valley below, sways in the wind, its creaking sounds cutting through the deathly silence. Toddlers skitter about barefoot among the ruins, poking at them in the vain hope of unearthing some lost treasure.

on September 4, 2015
Palestinian Schools in Israel Strike Against Tuition, Poor Conditions
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Schools in Israel Strike Against Tuition, Poor Conditions

Palestinian children across Israel have been unable to begin the new academic year, as many schools and teachers went on strike earlier this week in protest of poor funding and bad school conditions. Forty-seven Palestinian Christian schools throughout Israel have yet to open since the start of the school year on Tuesday in protest against severe budget constraints.

on September 3, 2015
UNRWA Funds Crisis Worries Palestinian Refugees
Al Jazeera

UNRWA Funds Crisis Worries Palestinian Refugees

With a funding shortfall of $101m, UNRWA, the UN agency that has been looking after Palestinian refugees in the Middle East for 65 years has said it may be forced to delay the new academic year at the schools it runs in refugee camps across the region. UNRWA schools are considered one of its most successful projects.

on August 5, 2015
English Study An Escape For Gazans
Al Monitor

English Study An Escape For Gazans

More and more young Gazans are determined to master the English language — the key, they say, to getting jobs, studying abroad and conveying the Palestinians’ suffering to the world. Huda Droll, an American teacher at Amideast in Gaza, told Al-Monitor, “There is a remarkable and constant rise in demand for English learning among Palestinians."

on July 20, 2015
A Year After the War, Gaza Grieves for its Child Casualties
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

A Year After the War, Gaza Grieves for its Child Casualties

The walls of the office of Salim Abu Rous, headmaster of the Doha boys’ secondary school in Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, are decorated with medals and trophies. He has photo albums of the boys in football teams and other clubs. About 1,000 pupils attend his school, arriving in two shifts – so many that he struggles to remember the names of all the boys killed in last summer’s war.

on July 6, 2015
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