Haaretz, Feb. 17, 2017

The city and the Education Ministry are planning an event in March in which Jerusalem kindergartners will express their gratitude to the military, law enforcement agencies and rescue services.

The municipality said the event is intended for kindergartens that draw from the “general population” of the city, but an official said Palestinian children from East Jerusalem could hardly be expected to express gratitude to the security forces, which harass them day and night.

[...] Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and police commissioner Roni Alsheikh are expected to attend.

The municipality and Education Ministry have been pressuring kindergarten teachers to take part in the event as well.

[...] Teachers of preschoolers have recently received notifications, entitled “Kindergarten children embrace the security forces,” asking them to register their classes to the event.

[...] Some two weeks ago Haaretz reported that the Education Ministry had instructed Jerusalem kindergarten teachers to make sure every kindergarten had a “national corner” and recommended turning it into a “significant activity center.”


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