Israel just released a plan to reinforce Jewish and Zionist values in the educational system,
Haaretz complains that
The Education Ministry’s plan for the coming school year does not include civics, democratic values or Jewish-Arab coexistence, according to copies circulated among principals.
It states schools’ two main objectives are to reinforce Jewish and Zionist values, and to improve scholastic achievements, and instructs principals how to fulfill these goals.
“This is education for Zionism and Judaism without education for democracy and peace, and it promotes ultra-nationalism,” said University of Haifa Prof. Gavriel Solomon, an Israel Prize winner in the field of education.
Educating for strengthening nationalism is important in times of war is imperative. Educating for multiculturalism is undermining of the national will.