The Pursuit of Education in Israel
By: Alaya Tillman
I wanted to investigate how the Israeli Palestinian conflict disproportionally effects minority groups, specifically in their pursuit of higher education. I found that the segregated areas of the West Bank that house the majority of displaced Palestinians do not have the adequate resources to support its children in the classroom, if there even is a classroom. In my research paper I attempt to answer the question: How has the Israeli Palestinian conflict impacted the education programs, specifically the pursuit of higher education amongst Palestinians? The systematic oppression of the Palestinian people and their inability to pursue higher education, is a direct result of prejudice legislative policies in Israel today. Here are some alarming stats:
I conclude that the international community has a moral responsibility to divert its attention and ample resources to address the dire situation in Israel. The price of the conflict should not be the futures of innocent children.