August 2019

Ethnic studies bill delayed a year in California amid controversy

Ethnic studies bill delayed a year in California amid controversy LOS ANGELES — A measure that would require all California high school students take an ethnic studies course is on hold for at least a year after pro-Israel groups and other critics raised concerns about the curriculum. The decision was announced Thursday by the author […]

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ICAN Spearheads City of Beverly Hills Unanimous Condemnation of California Ethnic Studies Curriculum & Recall of State Appointees

ICAN Spearheads City of Beverly Hills Unanimous Condemnation of California Ethnic Studies Curriculum & Recall of State Appointees For Immediate Release: August 20, 2019 The Israeli-American Civic Action Network (ICAN) welcomed the decision of the Beverly Hills City Council to unanimously condemn the State of California’s proposed ethnic studies model curriculum after many officials, educators,

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Criticism of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism; Anti-Zionism Is

Criticism of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism; Anti-Zionism Is Imagine a group of people who work to destroy Italy because, they claim, Italy’s origins are illegitimate. Imagine further that these people maintain that of all the countries in the world, only Italy is illegitimate. And then imagine that these people vigorously deny they are in any way

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Schools chief urges redraft of California ethnic studies plan after Jewish legislators object

Key Points: At a news conference Wednesday, California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said he will ask the Instructional Quality Commission, an advisory committee to the state Board of Education, to include examples of “the contributions of Jewish Americans and the high levels of anti-Semitism that have existed historically and that still do now.” The curriculum

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Groups call on California to safeguard ‘biased agenda’ of proposed ethnic-studies track | JNS.org

Groups call on California to safeguard ‘biased agenda’ of proposed ethnic-studies track | JNS.org (August 7, 2019 / JNS) After an immediate backlash over a proposed ethnic-studies curriculum by the California Department of Education, 83 organizations emailed a letter to the department, calling for it to establish safeguards to prevent any and all “future attempts to

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ICAN joins group call on California to safeguard ‘biased agenda’ of proposed ethnic-studies curriculum

Groups call on California to safeguard ‘biased agenda’ of proposed ethnic-studies track | JNS.org (August 7, 2019 / JNS) After an immediate backlash over a proposed ethnic-studies curriculum by the California Department of Education, 83 organizations emailed a letter to the department, calling for it to establish safeguards to prevent any and all “future attempts to

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Lionel Richie Blocks CodePink After Attack for Upcoming Israel Concert

Lionel Richie Blocks CodePink After Attack for Upcoming Israel Concert Photo Credit: Pete Souza / White House Lionel Richie performs at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 5, 2014. Music icon Lionel Richie snubbed the women’s anti-war

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Jennifer Lopez did more for Israel’s image than any politician ever could

Jennifer Lopez did more for Israel’s image than any politician ever could Jennifer Lopez did more for Israel’s image than any politician ever could Opinion: At a time when Israeli producers struggle to convince top international artists to perform in the country due to BDS pressure, JLo unapologetically made her presence in the Holy Land

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