The anti-Israel indoctrination of high school students in Newton, Massachusetts continues. A teacher inculcates students with a deeply flawed history of the Arab-Israeli conflict in a senior elective class, while the superintendent assures parents that all is well.
Haaretz's Shany Littman describes a "violent attack by rightists" against then Balad activist Yael Lerer at a 2013 panel at Netanya Academic College. "It was almost a lynching," Lerer claims, but her own videos of the incident tell a very different story.
The anti-Jewish bigotry that characterizes the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has become even more apparent as BDS leaders and members seize upon the Covid-19 pandemic to fuel anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism with libels against Jews and the Jewish state. CAMERA’s backgrounder documents the fundamental anti-Jewish nature of this movement and how it has become a haven for anti-Semites to indulge their racism.
On one hand, Iran wants its own citizens (and enemies) to believe that it has COVD-19 under control, and yet on the other hand, it wants gullible and kind-hearted westerners to believe that its people are dying in droves because of the evil Americans.
Haaretz contributor Odeh Bisharat falsely argues that President Trump's executive order targeting campus antisemitism will place Israel "above criticism," while the definition that the president endorses explicitly specifies otherwise.
Eli Valley and Norman Finkelstein appeared on campus the same week. Shortly afterwards, students created a memorial for Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists.
In some American public schools, the once prevalent image of Israelis as plucky Jews rebuilding their ancient homeland has been replaced by the bleak image of a militarized colonial-settler state infringing upon the lives of victimized Palestinians.
A Wicked Local editorial falsely claims the Trump administration's anti-Islamic sentiment and support for Israel is the reason the United States Department of Education warned Duke University's Middle East Program that it was in danger of losing federal funding.
UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has condemned the anti-Israel BDS movement that has taken root on college campuses throughout the United States, stating that the movement “fails to acknowledge the humanity on the Israeli side of the conflict” and serves to alienate Jews who attend the school.
An attempt by radical educators to inject anti-Israel propaganda into California's public schools was derailed by the Jewish community's strong response. In Newton, Massachusetts, a divided Jewish community has had less success in its schools.
It's time for faculty and students at UMASS Amherst to approach issues related to human rights and conflict in the Middle East in a more accurate, comprehensive and open-minded manner than they have in the past.