Dozens of civics teachers demonstrated, Sunday morning, outside the Education Ministry in Jerusalem and Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, to protest the dismissal of Civics Supervisor Adar Cohen. The dismissal follows complaints about a textbook that contains positions contrary to those of the state as it relates to the Law of Return, the status of Arabs, religion-state relations and other matters.
A decision on an appeal hearing is pending. The Education Ministry says Cohen's dismissal is on purely professional grounds. Leftist educators have been working on Cohen's behalf in recent weeks.