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Israel’s Education Minister for Racism

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A rotten stench of racism is wafting from the decision by the head of the Habayit Hayehudi party, Education Minister Rafi Peretz, to join forces for the coming election with the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, which spews hatred of Arabs in the spirit of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane. With this decision, Peretz has made himself unworthy of serving as education minister of all Israel’s children. We must not remain silent about granting such legitimacy to Jewish racism.

When he became education minister about six months ago, Peretz declared that the motto of the current school year would be “mutual responsibility.” A few weeks later, before the school year began, he added that “we want to shape an ethical society here, one that loves mankind and society.”

There is no connection between the cliches he released into the air to fulfill his obligations, and the reality.........

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