As a result of the intervention of Israel’s High Court of Justice, the children of foreign nationals living in Eilat, non-Jews, must be ‘mainstreamed’ into public school classrooms with the children of the city’s residents. An agreement was reached by which they will be gradually integrated into classrooms in the southern city’s public school system.
Students of the foreigners will be in classrooms within the regular classrooms and they will take an achievement test in six months which will determine if they can enter the regular classroom environment.
MK (Ichud HaLeumi) Dr. Michael Ben-Ari decried the High Court’s involvement and he calls on parents to boycott the decision, which he realizes will R”L significantly contribute to intermarriage and assimilation in the city.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)