High school teachers to strike in solidarity with Christian schools

Israel high school teachers’ union announces that it will go on strike for two hours on Sunday in support of Christian schools currently locked in a budget battle with the government.

Christian schools have been shut since the start of the school year on September 1 to protest steep cuts in public support due to the government’s decision to scale back public funding for private schools.

While talks have been ongoing, and even the Vatican has weighed in on the issue, the announcement Thursday marks the first time teachers in the mainstream public education system are siding with the Christian schools.

The strike means high school classrooms with union teachers won’t open till 10 a.m. on Sunday.

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