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This is an opportunity to highlight the positive aspects of Israel’s civil society. How does Israel uphold the rights of minorities, defend human rights and provide services to the underprivileged and disabled? Innovative programs can be highlighted that assist immigrants, women, Israeli Arabs and others, as well as laws related to civil rights. This is also a good time to talk about the Labor and Socialist Zionist visions for the country.
- Operation Magic Carpet completes bringing 47,000 Yemeni Jews to Israel, September 1950.
- Israel becomes an associate member of the European Common Market, September 1, 1975.
- Munich Olympic Massacre, September 5, 1972.
- Disengagement from Gaza Strip completed, September 12, 2005.
- Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles Signed, September 13, 1993.
- Camp David Accords signed, September 17, 1978.
- Palestinian War Begins, September 29, 2000.
Other Holidays and Anniversaries
- Labor Day, September 1
- Mexican Independence Day, September 16
- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur commemorations can talk about repentance, redemption and the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, “repairing the world.”
- Highlight efforts to fight anti-Semitism and the campaign to delegitimize Israel.
- Highlight the work of NGOs in Israel that work for the betterment of Israeli society.
- As part of the remembrance of 9/11, discuss how Israel defends its citizens from terror, the IDF’s code of conduct and the commitment to the “purity of arms.”
- Create scenarios in which you ask students what they would do if they faced the type of dilemmas Israel often confronts, such as how to deal with “human shields,” how to respond to terrorist rocket attacks, and what you would do at a checkpoint if you were given a warning about a terrorist trying to infiltrate Israel in an ambulance.
- Use Labor Day as the basis for discussions about Israel’s labor movement and historical treatment of workers, anti-discrimination laws in the workplace and the Histadrut.
- Organize a program with Mexican or other Hispanic groups to celebrate Mexican Independence Day and discuss common values and how Israel has handled immigration issues.
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