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Over 50 municipalities protest against letting far-right MK control external school programming

MK Avi Maoz arrives for the opening session of the Knesset on November 15, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
MK Avi Maoz arrives for the opening session of the Knesset on November 15, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Over 50 municipalities have joined a protest against presumed incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to transfer control of external programming at schools to far-right MK Avi Maoz, whose Noam party holds homophobic and anti-pluralistic views.

The move has been met with strong pushback and prompted some 200 school principals to send Netanyahu a letter in protest.

“We won’t allow dark views to dictate the agenda,” the principals are quoted as writing by the Ynet news site.

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