Monday, October 22, 2012

How Petty Can Israel Get

Last week ambitious students around the world took the SAT, or scholastic aptitude test, their ticket to a chance at a good education and a bright future.

Students around the world except for Palestinian students that is.  It seems the Israelis received the exams for the Palestinian kids and withheld them.   From the Harvard Crimson.

The Israeli authorities held the exams sent by the College Board for weeks, not releasing the tests to AMIDEAST’s office in Ramallah.

AMIDEAST is the only testing agency in the West Bank, serving over three hundred thousand Palestinian students. Yet Israel controls the flow of goods and people in and out of the ever-shrinking Occupied Palestinian Territories. The Israeli occupation impacts nearly every aspect of Palestinian life. In particular, the military occupation, illegal under international law, violates the basic right to education for Palestinian youth.

This SAT cancellation has been devastating for high school seniors across the West Bank who were planning to apply to college in the United States—including those from the Ramallah Friends School.


Anonymous said...

Don't you really mean how fascistic can the Israeli government get? Why do we all keep shying away from the blatantly obvious conclusion that they have now come fully full circle..they have become what they most abhorred..

The Mound of Sound said...

I hear that, C.P. I so wish you weren't right.