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Haaretz calls on the authorities to stand by the teacher at an Arab school who was fired for screening a movie to high school students that the Salafist movement deemed ‘that are incompatible with Islamic values’. The editor believes that the teacher is entitled to the protection of the Education Ministry, as well as the backing of Jewish intellectuals and educators, despite his belonging to an alienated ‘enclave,’ and argues that the municipality that fired him “should be examined not just for its legal aspects but for the values it invokes, as a body that blatantly harmed the cultural freedom of expression and the rights of one of its teachers.” (IMFA Newsletter)

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Mar. 1, 2016

Haaretz calls on the authorities to stand by the teacher at an Arab school who was fired for screening a movie to high school students that the Salafist movement deemed ‘that are incompatible with Islamic values’. The editor believes that the teacher is entitled to the protection of the Education Ministry, as well as the backing of Jewish intellectuals and educators, despite his belonging to an alienated ‘enclave,’ and argues that the municipality that fired him “should be examined not just for its legal aspects but for the values it invokes, as a body that blatantly harmed the cultural freedom of expression and the rights of one of its teachers.”

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