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  • Netanyahu threatens to turn to Charedi Orthodox parties for coalition

    March 13, 2013 | 11:12 am

    The Likud party, citing what it called "excessive demands" from Yesh Atid, threatened to launch government coalition negotiations with the Charedi Orthodox parties.

    The impasse with the Yesh Atid party prevented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from introducing his new...

  • Israel opens schools with record number of students

    August 27, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Israeli schools opened for more than 2 million students, a record for the country.

    The number of students included 145,374 first-graders, including Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were murdered in the November 2008 terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.

    Many cities...

  • Israeli Education Ministry officials arrested in scam

    December 6, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Two officials in Israel’s Education Ministry were arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a haredi Orthodox yeshiva.

    The officials are accused of accepting reports that inflated the number of students at the institution, which increased the yeshiva’s budget allocation from...

  • $50 million initiative aiming to better poor Israeli schools

    January 19, 2011 | 11:11 am

    The Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network and Israel’s Education Ministry have launched a $50 million campaign to improve 50 schools on Israel’s periphery.

    The Sci-Tech Network, formerly known as ORT Israel, includes more than 180 schools that focus on technological training and...