|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
UKRAINE - ISRAEL
I met with the member of Knesset Itshak Gagula in order to discuss the flaring scandal round the educational system "Matal". These religious educational establishments for the repatriates from the CIS countries had been existing for about 6 years. Then they were closed down together with the whole Ministry for Religions. Notwithstanding this fact, the rehabilitated Ministry for Religions ordered that these schools should be opened again. Then the schools were closed down again in two months and the Ministry paid neither the teachers, nor the students.
More than a year ago the Knesset Presidium banned to consider deputy Michael Keiner's draft law on promoting only Jew for the position of the Prime-Minister in the Jewish State of Israel. The ban was motivated by the racist nature of the draft law. Keiner was not the first victim of the legal censorship. The Presidium "didn't let go" some other laws initiated by Rabbi Meir Kakhane and Yosif Ba-Gad (Moledet).