Education: Classes in Coexistence

Israeli schools teach tolerance between Arabs and Jews

The time was 1:10 p.m. Class was supposed to have ended. But the 35 juniors at the Jerusalem high school in Israel kept firing questions at two Arab guests, Walid Mula and Amal Rabi, both of them Israelis. "I don't see how you can understand the Palestine Liberation Organization's use of terror," said one youngster. Replied Rabi: "I believe that the P.L.O. is the representative of the Palestinian people. O.K., I am part of the Palestinian people . . . (but) I see myself as a citizen of Israel entitled to equal rights."

"Why," asked another student, "should I accept someone...

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