Israeli students required to visit Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A new initiative will require all Israeli students to visit Jerusalem at least once during their school years.

The announcement Sunday by newly appointed director-general of the Education Ministry, Shimshon Shoshani, comes on the heels of new data that shows about half of all of Israel’s students do not visit Jerusalem even once during their elementary school and high school years. 

The Education Ministry-mandated trips to Jerusalem will include visits to the Western Wall, the Supreme Court, the Knesset, Ammunition Hill and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, according to reports.

According to the plan, students ideally will visit Jerusalem during elementary school and again during high school.  

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