'Spy school' to open doors in Beersheba

The Defense Ministry, the city of Beersheba and the Rashi Foundation - an organization that provides educational and welfare assistance in the so-called periphery - have agreed to spend $22 million to construct a school for the "intelligence professions" in the city, reports www.mynet.co.il. Mayor Rubik Danilovitch said the intelligence units were the most elite in the country, and the agreement to bring them to Beersheba was "a historic moment" for everyone involved. According to the report, the military has committed itself to providing $10 million of the $22 million cost of the new school. The school will cover 43 dunams in the Ramot neighborhood, near the train station and the future high-tech zone, and will contain all the usual accoutrements of a school: classrooms, offices, a sports hall, dining rooms and so on. The report did not mention what might be taught in the curriculum.