The Israeli Ministry of Training’s Jewish Tradition Division has withdrawn its monetary assist for an occasion organized final June in honor of the Jewish “Competition of Weeks” as a result of participation of Arab-Israeli journalist Lucy Aharish.
On the time, occasion organizers weren’t instructed why the division returned a 15,000 shekel grant. The trigger first got here to gentle two months in the past throughout an audit of presidency spending. After the explanations for the refusal had been printed, the occasion organizers appealed. At this level, the Jewish Tradition Division isn’t backing down.
The occasion was organized by the Megiddo Regional Council in northern Israel. In Jewish custom, individuals research the Bible from evening to morning throughout the “Feast of Weeks.” Secular kibbutzim and villages set up nightly research on Jewish custom and on points dealing with trendy Israeli society.
Aharish, one of the well-known journalists in Israel, is married to a Jewish Israeli TV star Tzachi Halevi and so they have a daughter collectively. Far-right activists have lengthy criticized the couple and object to a Jewish man marrying a non-Jew.