Special Series: Nationalism in the Israeli educational system - 2009
by Michal Haramati
In the first article in a series on nationalism in the Israeli educational system, student Michal Haramati asks if Israeli nationalism is facing “an internal existential threat so severe that the educational system must do everything it can to withhold knowledge from the very bearers of nationalism”.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 01 October 2009) 
by Khaled Abu Asbah
Dr. Khaled Abu Asbah explains how the concept of shared citizenship could apply to the Israeli educational system, in the second article of the CGNews series on nationalism in the Israeli educational system.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 1 October 2009) 
by Yousef Jabareen
In the third article in our series on nationalism in the Israeli education system, Dr. Yousef Jabareen from Disarat, the Arab Center for law and Policy in Nazareth, explains why the education system is failing the Arab minority in Israel and contends that equal education is crucial for promoting equal citizenship in a divided society.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 08 October 2009) 
by Muli Peleg
In our fourth article on nationalism in the education system in Israel, Dr. Muli Peleg considers the importance of education in shaping the characteristics, priorities and trends of a community. Peleg contends that equal collaboration between Jews and Arabs within the education system is an important means for bridging the deep splits and pre-empting social breakdown.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 08 October 2009) 
by Itzik Hoffman
In our fifth article on nationalism in the Israeli school system, secondary school teacher Itzik Hoffman argues that those who blame the educational system for the anti-Arab prejudices of its Jewish students are misdirecting their criticism.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 15 October 2009) 
by Catherine Rottenberg and Neve Gordon
In the sixth article of our series on nationalism in the Israeli educational system, Catherine Rottenberg and Neve Gordon consider the special circumstances of education in a conflict zone.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 October 2009) 
by Yonathan Mizrachi
Yonathan Mizrachi wonders discusses the subject of “Land of Israel studies”, and how the teaching of this influences “pupils’ identity and their understanding of their rights on the land”.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 29 October 2009) 
by Ayman Agbaria
In the final article in the Common Ground News Service’s special series on nationalism in the Israeli educational system, Dr. Ayman Agbaria takes issue with the government’s efforts to “Israelize” education.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 20 October 2009) 
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