Will Fringe Activists Succeed in Getting Anti-Semitism into the California High-School Curriculum?

Will pro-BDS and anti-Semitic material soon appear in public high schools across the state of California? To judge by a proposed new “ethnic-studies curriculum” in the state, that’s certainly one possibility. In 2016 the California legislature passed a law calling for the creation of such a curriculum. Now the curriculum has appeared in model form—and it’s trouble, report Jackson Richman and Sean Savage.

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, BDS, California

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations