Israeli schools belittle historical role of Mizrahi Jewry, former official says

03.12.2011                      07.Kislev. 5772                      Wajeze

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Israeli schools belittle historical role of Mizrahi Jewry, former official says

In letter to Education Minister Sa'ar, chairperson of Women's Council for Tunisia Jewry says curriculum still presents a distorted view, emphasizes history of European Jews.

The Israeli public education system misrepresents the role of Jews of Middle Eastern descent, the chairperson of Women's Council for Tunisia Jewry said in a letter to Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar this week, urging the state to correct what she calls a years-long discrimination of Mizrahi Jews.
"The educational system still presents a distorted state of affairs, one that does not reflect the historical developments and Zionist movements working within the Middle Eastern Jewish community," wrote Miriam Gez-Avigal, a former Education Ministry official in charge of incorporating Mizrahi heritage in Tel Aviv schools….