Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Austria to close Saudi school with alleged anti-Semetic inclinations

Background: Saudi school 'teaching anti-Semitism' (Nov. 2014)

Austria is to close a school in Vienna for failing to provide the names of its teachers and director and is also looking into allegations that it used anti-Semitic books,

The Vienna Board of Education decided to revoke the Saudi School Vienna's right to operate by the end of the school year next summer after it ignored a Dec. 1 deadline to name its teaching staff, a rule all private schools have to comply with, a spokesman said. The school, which has 150 students and teaches in Arabic, has four weeks to appeal the shut-down and declined to comment on the decision. The board, which says the school is funded by Saudi Arabia, has also asked it to provide official translations of texts after media reports alleged the school taught anti-Semitic content. The school declined to comment.

More: Jerusalem Post

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