Ethiopian students? Not in our school
Danny Adeno Abebe
Published: 07.02.12, 10:20
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1. Equal but separate i wonder if
Moshe ,   Johannesurg   (02.07.12)
Ethiopians are being so segrageted how about Arabs? This is American style of before 1965.
2. to #1 totally different
chava ,   yerushalayim   (02.07.12)
The situations of the Ethiopians and of the arabs in schools are totally different from each other and from the USA before 1965. Most of the Ethiopians are Jewish. Some of the newer immigrants may be behind their sabra counterparts in learning. Those who are behind need extra help or tutoring to be brought up to their grade level. The arab situation is totally different. Although there are schools where arabs study together with Jews, this isn't the norm. There's not enough space in the talkbacks to explain why, but, in general, separate schools make much more sense.
3. Racism in schools.......
Observer ,   Haifa, Israel   (02.07.12)
Where is that MORON Saar, has he have no decency, no compassion ,no idea of what he should be doing.Bibi should step foward and do the right thing unless he also is clueless.These people are human beings ,not animals.
4. #3: That "Moron Saar" is busy with sending kids to Hebron!
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (02.07.12)
Yes, I agree with him that Hebron is the cradle of Judaism and Jews MUST have the right to visit the tombs of our forefathers BUT Minister Saar should consider what would happen if the lunatic terrorists in that cesspool of hatred against Jews was to attack a bus load of kids! Israel is fast becoming a right wing fanatical country and the rampant discrimination against our fellow Jews because of the color of their skin will certainly justify the claims by those who are trying to vilify and de-legitimize our country that Israel is an "Apartheid State"! This is nothing short of disgusting but where is our Prime Minister on this issue? No doubt he and his Government just don't care!
5. Change the system
R ,   Israel   (02.07.12)
The city in which I grew up solved the segregation problem by changing the focus of the schools and busing us to the school that specialized in what we wanted to concentrate on - arts, science, trade, college prep, etc. While the system has its problems like any other, it encouraged integration. For me, it was the first time I came in close contact with black kids, and it was a positive experience.
6. Separate but Equal?
Rachel ,   US   (02.07.12)
7. Hysterical/exagerated headline
rebecca ,   Modiin   (02.07.12)
No one has said "Not in my school". Time has changed demographics to cause this situation. Yes it should be changed but not because of some journalist trying to create discord in Israel.
8. State schools ought to be open...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (02.07.12)
to everybody,with the possibility to reject the children,black or white, who do not behave in special schools.
9. What is the matter with us?
Norman Gellman ,   Rehovot   (02.07.12)
I don’t understand the logic of separation. After all the Ethiopians are Jewish, didn’t the holocaust teach us that all Jews are in the same boat? We want to be known as a democratic society this means that all members are treated equally and have equal opportunities. We should have an integrated society and this can only happen if all children come in contact with other Jews who are different from them. We must outlaw all kinds of discrimination and strictly enforce these laws.
10. #9 ''after all they Jewish''
so if they were black Hindus it would be OK to discriminate against them on the basis of color and the basis of religion. I think I understand now, thanks.
11. I am not a racist but...
Avi ,   Israel   (02.08.12)
I really believe that this is the recipe for problems in Israel in years to come. I believe that Ethiopians would feel more at home among their brothers and sisters back in Ethiopia...
12. 11 Avi,How many legs does a dog...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (02.08.12)
have,if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn t make it a leg.
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