Melting Pot in Israel: The Commission of Inquiry Concerning the Education of Immigrant Children During the Early Years of the State / Edition 1

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Covers early Israeli education policy regarding immigrant populations.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“An extremely useful source for the study of the relationship between education, politics, and society in modern Israel. Zameret’s informative contextualization of the Frumkin Commission Report, as well as the text of the report itself, throws new light on the ethnic and religious tensions that threaten today’s Israel no less than war or terrorism.” — Derek J. Penslar, author of Shylock’s Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791452561
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: SUNY Series in Israeli Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Zvi Zameret is Director of Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi in Jerusalem. In addition to the Hebrew version of this book, he has published, in Hebrew, Across a Narrow Bridge: Shaping the Education System During the Great Aliya.

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Table of Contents





1. Early Incidents of Religious-Secular Conflict

2. Absorption of Mass Immigration in the Early Years: Facts and Figures

3. Why Was a Government Commission of Inquiry Appointed?

4. The Composition of the Commission of Inquiry

5. Ben-Gurion's Stand on the Education of Immigrant Children

6. Attitudes of Various Parties toward the Commission of Inquiry

7. Uniform Education in the Immigrant Camps and the Religious Workers Stream

8. Political Developments during the Course of the Commission's Investigation

9. The Culture Department's Objections to the Commission's Conclusions

10. Reactions to the Frumkin Report: Government, Knesset, Histadrut

11. Comments on the Procedures and Conclusions of the Frumkin Commission

12. The Decision to Introduce a State Educational System (1953)

13. Shas—The Party Whose Roots Lie in the Anti-Religious Coercion of Israel's First Years

14. Summing Up: Israel—From “Melting Pot” to Pluralistic State

Notes to Book I


Report of the Commission of Inquiry Concerning Education in the Immigrant Camps

Introduction: Appointment, Authority, and Procedures of the Commission

1. The General Background

2. The Immigrant Camps

3. Specific Accusations

4. Accusations in the Press

5. Sources of Propaganda Abroad

6. Conclusions

Addendum: List of Witnesses Who Testified before the Commission

Notes to Book II

Glossary of Hebrew Terms
Select Biographies

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