- Christian Science Monitor: In Israel, a first attempt at high school integration, by Brenda Gazzar (7 October 2008).
This is about an Israeli non-profit that specializes in integrated, bi-ligual educational institutions K-12.
- Washington Post
Book ban ends rare Arab-Israeli cultural exchange, by Joseph Nasr, Reuters (30 September 2008).
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Tours give young Jews taste of âhomeâ: Israel, by Robert W. Gee (23 August 2008).
This articles describes two different tour programs – one gives the Zionist view of Israel, and the other shows the realities of the conflict with Palestine.
- Los Angeles Times: In Israel, religious schools get a boost, by Richard Boudreaux (18 August 2008).
Yeshivas retain special government funding in defiance of a Supreme Court order, but reflecting the national goal of Israel being a Jewish State, and the disproportionate political power of the ultra-orthodox Jewish groups. Critics accuse the Yeshivas of not providing a balanced education, but defenders point out the schools produce a high rate of successful college graduates.
- Washington Post
Religion today, by Greg Bluestein, Associated Press (14 August 2008) – this article describes a controversial program that pays students to learn about Judaism and visit Israel. It is contrasted to other programs that simply provide free trips to Israel.
- Washington Post
Gaza Fulbright scholars appeal for US visas, by Diaa Hadid, Associated Press (7 August 2008).
- Washington Post
U.S. revokes Palestinian scholarship students’ visas, by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters (5 August 2008).
- Chicago Tribune
US revokes visas for Palestinian Fulbright scholars from Gaza
US nixes visas for Gaza Fulbrighters
both articles by Matthew Lee, Associated Press (4 August 2008).
- Washington Post: Rice Urges Israel to Desist on Settlements, by Griff Witte (16 June 2008). This article describes details behind Condeleeza Rice’s frustration with both Israel refusing to halt settlement expansion and failure to win exit visas for all 7 Gazan Fullbright scholarship winners.
- Philadelphia Inquirer (22 June 2008),
Washington Post (15 June 2008)
West Bank poverty pushes boys into work force, by Muhammed Muhaisen, Associated Press (thus dropping out of school at very young age).
- Washington Post: Israel revisits limitations on Gaza students, by Griff Witte (31 May 2008).
This article describes Israeli restrictions on Palestinian education, which is an important example of Israel’s policy of collective punishment.
- New Yorker Magazine: “The Petition: Israel, Palestine, and a tenure battle at Barnard” (14 April 2008
This article covers the serious case of academic censorship of Professor Nadia Abu el-Haj at Barnard College.
- Hamoked - “HaMoked severely protests the conduct of the Israel Security Agency which harasses and threatens Palestinians wishing to study abroad: Exerting pressure on the protected population to collaborate is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law” (18 January 2010).
- B’Tselem - “Testimony: Soldiers beat and abuse Palestinian student at the Zaâtara checkpoint and nearby” (November 2009).
- Gisha - As Military Lawyer Gives False Promise, Bethlehem University Student is Blindfolded, Handcuffed, and Taken to Gaza by Force (29 October 2009), quote – “Gisha is filing an urgent petition to the Israeli Supreme Court today demanding the immediate return to her studies of Berlanty Azzam, 21, a student at Bethlehem University who was arrested and removed to Gaza last night by the Israeli military. The removal took place even as the Military Legal Adviser’s office promised Gisha’s attorney that Berlanty would not be removed to Gaza pending an opportunity to seek judicial review.”.
- Gisha - As the Academic Year Opens in Israel: 838 Students Still Trying to Leave Gaza for Study Abroad (21 October 2009), quote – “Once again, following the start of the academic year at many institutions of higher education around the world, some 838 Palestinian students are still waiting to leave Gaza to study abroad.The students cannot leave due to the Israeli-imposed closure of the Gaza Strip and the rigid criteria for exit via the Erez and Rafah border crossings.”.
- Association for Civil Rights in Israel - “ACRI Report: Failing Education in East Jerusalem” (1 September 2009) – quote – “a status report on the Arab-Palestinian school system in East Jerusalem as the 2009-2010 school year begins”.
- Association of International Development Agencies - The Gaza Blockade: Children and Education Fact Sheet (28 July 2009).
- Gisha - Obstacle Course: Students denied exit from Gaza (July 2009).
- Gisha - Gisha report reveals: Israel Uses Diplomats as “Security Guards” in Gaza Exit (29 June 2009), quote – “Since the summer of 2008, Israel has made the exit of students from Gaza for study abroad conditional on a diplomat escort, including submitting requests to the army and transporting students from the Erez Checkpoint to the Allenby Crossing. Furthermore, Israel also requires diplomatic escort for students wishing to travel to consular offices in east Jerusalem or Ramallah to obtain entry visas to their countries of destination”.
- Gisha - Palestinians accepted for study in Israel may seek Supreme Court remedy if military refuses them entrance (25 May 2009), quote – “The Court chose not to take a stand on the stringent and discriminatory criteria Israel’s military established for allowing Palestinian students accepted to Israeli universities to enter Israel. The criteria not only violate the rights of Palestinian students to access education, they also infringe on the academic freedom of Israeli academics and universities, by mandating state interference in admissions decisions and study programs.”.
- UNICEF - Situation of children in Gaza remains precarious 100 days after end of conflict (28 April 2009).
- UNICEF - Life in the midst of Gaza conflict, through the eyes of a Palestinian teenager (5 January 2009).
- Human Rights Watch – US: Challenge Israelâs Restrictions on Gaza Students (3 June 2008).
- B’tselem – The siege on Gaza: Israel severely infringes Gazans’ right to education.
- Arab Association for Human Rights – Academic Freedom? Not for Arabs in Israel, by Jonathan Cook (3 March 2008).
- Human Rights Watch Israel Blocks 670 Students from Studies Abroad , 20 November 2007.
- Gisha – Israel Undermines Higher Education – and its Own Best Interest – in Gaza (22 October 2007)
- Palestine Remembered.Com Article on Politicization of Archaeology and destruction of Muslim Holy Sites in Israel.
- Human Rights Watch - Second Class: Discrimination Against Palestinian Arab Children in Israel’s Schools (30 September 2001), quote-”Nearly one in four of Israel’s 1.6 million schoolchildren are educated in a public school system wholly separate from the majority. The children in this parallel school system are Israeli citizens of Palestinian Arab origin. Their schools…. offer fewer facilities and educational opportunities than are offered other Israeli children.”.