President Shimon Peres has come out sharply against flaws in the education
system. Delivering the opening address at the Holon Education Conference on
Wednesday, Peres pointed to increasing incidents of violence and racism as proof
of failure by educators to convey the most important human values in the
Profoundly disturbed by the gang beating last week of 17 year
old Jamal Julani who was almost killed in the attack, Peres saw this raw display
of racism as a national failure .