Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) has decided to declare the next school year as “The Year of Jerusalem Unity”, he told Ynet on Monday.
“Everyone who tried to uproot us from the city only made us advance this program faster – and there is none more educational,” said Minister Bennett. The Education Ministry plans to launch an expanded curriculum on Jerusalem aimed at all ages. Schools are to integrate this content throughout the school year and ahead of special dates, including Jerusalem Day. The minister’s goal, he said, is to strengthen students’ attachment to the story of Jerusalem, including from a secular perspective.