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Israel's Haredi Schools Get Standardized Testing; John Deasy Seeks Waiver: Ed Today

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Israel's Haredi Schools Get Standardized Testing? As YNet reports, Israel's ultra-Orthodox religious schools, which receive public money, will have to take standardized tests -- as ordered by the Supreme Court. A judge said that such schools "should start taking things seriously, or face the consequences." Why, you ask, do I bring you news from across the planet? It's an interesting parallel to an ongoing debate on our own soil. In the U.S., there has been much talk over whether private schools that receive public-school vouchers or tax credits should be held to the same standards as their public school peers. Obviously the structure is different, and in Israel there's no public-private distinction between the schools. But it's still fascinating to watch.

Bibi's 'Ludicrous' Move?

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The thought of having Jewish settler homes demolished on his watch has propelled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to promise a radical &...

First Rifts In Israel's New Coalition

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — A controversial practice that has allowed tens of thousands of young ultra-Orthodox men to avoid compulsory military service has eme...

Contentious Bills Divide Israel

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — At the end of a stormy debate, Israeli lawmakers pushed ahead two bills that critics say would threaten the independence of the coun...

Dorit Beinisch: Attacker Hits Isreali Chief Justice With Sneaker In Face, Breaks Glasses

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli man hurled his sneakers at Israel's Supreme Court chief justice on Wednesday during a hearing on medical marijuana, hitti...

UN Investigation of Israel Discredits Itself and Undercuts Human Rights

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

No wonder human rights experts, including Mary Robinson, refused to participate in this mockery, declaring that it was "guided not by human rights, but by politics."

From Ni'ilin to Chernobyl and Back, in Under a Week

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

An IDF officer allegedly orders one of his soldiers to shoot a bound, blind-folded Palestinian detainee at close range.

Israel Supreme Court Rules Against Army In Palestinian Abuse Case

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem won a victory over the army in Israel's Supreme court Wednesday when a stronger indictment was unanimously ord...