Parents to Peretz: Postpone August IDF recruitment

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 19, 2007 10:23

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Parents called on Defense Minister Amir Peretz to postpone the August 2007 army recruitment so their children can take their 12th grade bagrut exams, which will most likely be delayed due to the teacher strike that has been in effect for the past two weeks. Although the Secondary School Teachers' Union ended the strike, which was meant to protest delays in salary and pension plan negotiations, last week, teachers are still refusing to participate in activities that take place outside of regular school hours - including bagrut preparation classes. In a letter to Peretz, the Parents' Association claimed that additional teacher sanctions were expected over the next few weeks, and that progress in negotiations between the teachers and the Finance Ministry was unlikely. As such, parents said, the students might not finish their bagrut exams before being inducted into the army - a situation that could lead to serious difficulties afterwards.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN