Sa’ar: Reality TV stars are no role models

Education minister urges youths to follow example of country’s ‘real cultural heroes.’

February 1, 2011 05:02
Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar and Rona Ramon

Saar and Ramon 311. (photo credit: Sasson Tiram)


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Israel should champion its “real cultural heroes” and not the stars of reality TV programs, Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar said at Air Force House in Herzliya on Monday.

“We have real cultural heroes – like [astronaut] Ilan Ramon (of blessed memory) and many other amazing people who live among us. These are the role models who we need to present to the public and the youth, for them to identify with. These are the real cultural heroes of Israel, not those stars from reality TV.”

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Sa’ar added, “We founded a country and have survived and achieved the accomplishments we have because of our human capital, which is the basis of our advantages in the dynamic and difficult region we live in. We can continue to exist here only through protecting this quality.”

The minister spoke at the sixth annual Ilan Ramon International Space Convention on Monday. In addition to bringing together officials from the global space industry, the conference encourages a greater focus on space studies in the schools.

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