MembersThe Jewish State Seeks Greater Pluralism

It’s a tenuous balancing act.

By Yossi Aloni |
Rivlin
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On the one hand, Israel vigorously protects its identity as the Jewish state. On the other, it seeks greater integration of its minorities and more pluralism in society as a whole.

One way Israel is looking to solve this issue is via the “Masa Tikvah Israel” project, inaugurated recently by President Reuven Rivlin and Education Minister Naftali Bennett. The program aims to expand partnerships between various sectors of society.

Masa Tikvah Israel was launched in honor of the State of Israel’s 70th anniversary. The pilot phase of the program will run until December 2018, and will include 20 groups of secular, religious, ultra-Orthodox and Arab educators. Each group is made up of teachers, school principals and supervisors who will meet with residents from all sectors and discuss the need for understanding and cooperation between all citizens.

President Rivlin said of the...

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