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Senat Policy Papers: 2008
Main Indicators for Israel compared with OECD Countries

Senat #357, December 2008

ABSTRACT

In May 2007, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) invited Israel to negotiations for joining the organization. The process of joining the OECD is lengthy, as the joining country must pass a series of evaluations of its ability to meet the organization’s standards in various policy areas. Israel’s suitability to the OECD is examined according to a list of indices set by the organization, which include population data, macro-economic trends, employment and education

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Heterogeneity in Israeli Education

Senat #356, December 2008

ABSTRACT

In historical perspective the success of Israel in establishing a unified school system is unsurpassed. Serving Jewish immigrants from all parts of the world who came here with very little in common – different languages, diverse cultures and often disparate values, and serving the Arab Israeli community as well, Israel achieved almost universal enrollment up to the 12th grade, and made Hebrew a universal language with flourishing literature, poetry and drama. However, the stories of these endeavors merit separate analyses, starting from the integration of immigrants from Islamic countries, through the recent immigration from the former communist block and that of Ethiopians.

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The Demographic Balance in the 21st Century in the Territory of the former British Mandate

Senat #343, December 2008

ABSTRACT

According to the Palestinian population census, 3,761,000 Palestinians lived in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza at the end of 2007. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, as of the end of 2008 5.4 million of Israel’s residents are Jewish and 1.4 million are Arabs (the rest, 320,000, are non-Jewish immigrants). Soffer’s group believes that these figures indicate that close to half of the residents west of the Jordan are Arabs, threatening the Jewish majority in this area.

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