California Considers a Radical High-School Curriculum That Opens the Door to Anti-Semitism

Sept. 2 2020

In response to recent demonstrations and unrest, the California state senate is poised to pass a bill that would require all students at public high schools to take a mandatory ethnic-studies class. One might think such a curriculum would pay attention, for instance, to the contributions of blacks, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Jews to the state’s history. But, in keeping with recent trends, Jews somehow don’t count as an ethnic minority. More disturbingly, write the editors of the Wall Street Journal, at the heart of the curriculum isn’t literature or history, but radical indoctrination:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, California, Education, Political correctness

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