As Israel celebrates its 65th birthday, we should pause to marvel at the many successes of the Jewish state. Democracies around the world, including the US, have taken centuries to achieve the type of political, social and economic advances that define Israel’s existence today. It is worth reflecting on what Israel has accomplished in the country’s short history.
The public often associates extreme anti-government or hate groups with remote, rugged states in the Pacific Northwest or the rural South. Despite these perceptions, extremism in America is spread far and wide. New England is home to its share of extreme groups and movements, just as are the Pacific Northwest and the South.
“Teaching High School Students to Demonize Israel”falsely portrays the Boston area’s two major mainstream Jewish community organizations’ role in a seven-year-old controversy regarding the Newton public school district’s use of the Arab World Studies Notebook and other materials in Newton North High School’s World History classes.