Education: Rumblings in Israel

The man on the Jerusalem bus would have had no objection to the two little girls in front of him, except for the fact that they were wearing their blue-and-white school uniforms. That meant that they were students at the Catholic École de Secours de Saint Joseph, and the man could not help exploding. "You are very wicked," he said to the girls, "very wicked for going to a Christian school."

The man was not alone last week in thinking so. Though the number of Israeli children attending the 30-odd Catholic and Protestant mission schools is still small, it is increasing. Last...

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