Education secretary: Israel-Palestine must be taught in “unbiased and balanced” way

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Education secretary: Israel-Palestine must be taught in “unbiased and balanced” way

Nicky Morgan with Jonathan Arkush and Board CEO Gillian Merron
Nicky Morgan with Jonathan Arkush and Board CEO Gillian Merron

The Board of Deputies president has met the Eduction Secretary, during which she stressed that Israel-Palestine needed “to be presented in an unbiased and balanced way.”

Jonathan Arkush raised concerns with secretary Nicky Morgan on Tuesday, focusing on the importance of faith schools for the Jewish community and tackling unbalanced teaching of the conflict.

They also discussed tackling anti-Semitic, Islamaphobic and homophobic bullying. 


Nicky Morgan, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Jonathan Arkush.. to continue the excellent relationship we enjoy. Jewish faith schools make a valuable contribution to the sector and we will continue to support them.
“The Board raised concerns about unbalanced teaching in schools, including of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Our position is clear – we actively encourage debate in schools, but different viewpoints need to be presented in an unbiased and balanced way.”


Board of Deputies’ President Jonathan Arkush said, “I was delighted to meet with Nicky Morgan, who clearly shares many of our community’s interests and concerns..”


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