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Two Hundred Immigrant Teachers Join Israel’s Educational Staff

Two hundred immigrants who arrived in Israel this year, have already joined the country’s teaching staff, the Ministry of Education announced today.

The newcomers, who have academic qualifications and considerable experience in their countries of origin, were able to begin teaching this year by attending special orientation and language courses organized by the Education Ministry. Another 100 immigrant teachers are currently attending training courses for a year, during which time the Ministry and the Jewish Agency support the teachers and their families.

High school teachers throughout the country have threatened to stage a two-day warning strike on Wednesday and Thursday in defiance of a Government request that they defer demands for salary increases until the next school year, it was learned here today.