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

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

by Zvi Zameret
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791452565

ISBN-13: 9780791452561

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Covers early Israeli education policy regarding immigrant populations.

This volume combines a translation of substantial portions of one of the most important documents in the early history of Israel—the government commission of inquiry concerning education in the immigrant camps, appointed in 1950—with analysis of the ensuing public debates and

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Covers early Israeli education policy regarding immigrant populations.

This volume combines a translation of substantial portions of one of the most important documents in the early history of Israel—the government commission of inquiry concerning education in the immigrant camps, appointed in 1950—with analysis of the ensuing public debates and repercussions, and their meaning for Israeli society today. Using extensive historical research, Zameret traces the development of political and social processes in the early years of Israel’s existence and points to their far-reaching and decisive implications for contemporary Israeli society, including the rise of Shas, the political party created by ultra-Orthodox Oriental Jews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791452561
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
SUNY series in Israeli Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Preface

BOOK I

Introduction

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

BOOK II

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
Bibliography
Index

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