A new string of emails won via a successful Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) by Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) paints an interesting portrayal for the way talk or history of the Jewish people may soon be taught in US schools nation wide. Taken from an exchange involving a right-wing American group of lobbyists going by the name of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the emails document how openly far right wing lobbyists are currently working to pass new legislation banning any negative reporting or criticisms of Israel in US schools headed into the future.
More specifically, ALEC wants US legislature to ban talk of “human rights investigations focusing specifically on Israel.” As well as ban any speech “demonizing Israel by blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions” or “de-legitimizing Israel by questioning Israel’s right to exist.”
Reportedly, state representatives/lawmakers from from Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, all Republic powerhouses, have all met with ALEC about approving these measures in their states as of August. In addition to the 9 lawmakers (below), similar emails were also send to to state lawmakers; A.D. Motzen, national director of state Relations at Agudath Israel of America; and Joseph Sabag Israeli-American Coalition (IAC) for Action – all dated August 2019. You are invited to read those emails by browsing or downloading the documents provided below – enjoy!
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