Israel-Palestine News Compiler

‘What does it matter that we’re black’

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 25, 2009

Balta Zalka stood outside the Da’at Mevinim private religious school in Petah Tikva, waiting for a government official to confirm that his two daughters would indeed study there this year, as the municipality had promised. He was disappointed.

“The secretary took down our details and promised to call. I don’t know what happened. They told us to come to register, but they’re not accepting us,” Zalka said. Meanwhile, an Israeli-born mother and her young son walked out of the school. From their conversation, it was apparent the child was allowed to enroll.

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