The Ministry of Education has the Elkayam School in Bnei Brak in its sights as the school reportedly refused to accept a girl due to its discriminatory policy. Ministry Director-General Michal Cohen sent a harshly worded letter to Bnei Brak Mayor Chanoch Zeibert, warning if the girl is not accepted the ministry will halt funding to the school.
It appears the ministry is taking a harsh position as the mayor has already refused earlier requests to intervene towards compelling the school to accept the Sephardi student into the city-run school. The school and the mayor were given a deadline of 29 Teves at 10:00AM to comply after which time the funding for the school will be cut off.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)