The Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett is leading a legislative initiative that will prevent anti-IDF organizations from entering school facilities. The initiative won the support of several MKs, including the Yesh Atid party Chairman Yair Lapid.
Bennett and Lapid Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News
The Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett is leading a legislative initiative that will prevent anti-IDF organizations from entering school properties. The legislative will include the Breaking the Silence organization.
The proposed initiative that has been submitted by Shuli Mualem and Bezalel Smotrich (Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi) has even won the support of the Yesh Atid party Chairman Yair Lapid. Other than Lapid, MK Meirav Ben-Ari (Kulanu), MK Oded Forer (Yisrael Beitenu), MK Yoav Kish (Likud) and MK Ya’akov Margi (Shas) have also signed the proposal.
The initiative proposes that the Education Minister will have the authority to “prohibit any persons or organizations that are not part of the education system from performing anti-educational or anti-IDF activities in an educational facility.” The legislature proposal is expected to pass to the Ministerial Committee on Legislation within the next couple of weeks.
Law against Breaking the Silence organization Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
“Organizations that travel around the world and harm IDF soldiers will not enter schools,” stated Bennett. “The education system devotes many resources to promoting values such as contributing to the country.”