Tag: discrimination

CA Lawmakers question ‘anti-Jewish’ curriculum for California schools

California Jewish lawmakers are calling for revisions to a proposed state ethnic studies curriculum that they said promotes antisemitic stereotypes and unfairly criticizes Israel, according to a letterthey sent to the Department of Education last month.

The letter was sent by the California Legislative Jewish Caucus to Soomin Chao, chair of the commission that oversees the implementation of the state’s first high school Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

The lawmakers said the proposed curriculum “erases the American Jewish experience, fails to discuss antisemitism, reinforces negative stereotypes about Jews, singles out Israel…

41 percent of young European Jews have considered emigrating due to anti-Semitism

Some of the 80 gravestones vandalized in a Jewish cemetery in the French village of Quatzenheim, Feb. 19, 2019. (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Forty-one percent of young Jews in Europe have considered emigrating because of safety concerns, according to the findings of a survey published Thursday.

Some 2,700 respondents aged 16-34 said they wanted to leave “because they did not feel safe living there as…

Second Democratic debate has a dramatic moment about race, and foreign policy barely features

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans say small businesses should be able to refuse service to Jews, survey finds

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Dutch aid group for Syrians accused of discriminating against job seeker with Jewish ties

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A job seeker said she was advised to hide her ties to the Jewish community during an interview with a Dutch state-funded group trying to help Syrian immigrants integrate.

Laura Vrijsen, who is not Jewish, wrote earlier this month in the Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad weekly about her 2017 interview for Association Again at Home Rotterdam, prompting an outpouring of condemnations by politicians who accused the organization of discrimination. The association denied the allegations.

According to Vrijsen, the two women who interviewed her for a social worker’s position asked indirectly whether she was Jewish upon noticing that…