22 May 2014

Newton schools still teaching from anti-Semitic text officials claimed removed

New information has surfaced regarding the Newton Public School controversy. Compelled to comply with state law, the school’s administrators recently were forced to release an initial batch of 9th- and 10th-grade history lesson plans used to teach about the Middle East. Most of the information, initially withheld from the public

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13 Jan 2014

APT Response to the Anti-Defamation League’s Report on the Newton Curriculum

APT has published a detailed response to the “ADL Review of Allegations Against Newton Schools,” released on December 30, 2013. The ADL review is weakly researched and contains blatant falsehoods and telling omissions. It’s hard to understand why the ADL would produce such a poor quality report; and why it

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26 Nov 2013

Misleading Maps of Israel and Palestinian Territories

  Newton Public Schools use a series of four maps in teaching students the Arab-Israel conflict that falsely depict Israel as progressively stealing Palestinians’ land. The maps insinuate that there used to be a country called “Palestine,” when in reality the region labelled “100% of Historic Palestine” shown in Map

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14 Nov 2013

A Muslim Primer

“Islam and the Quran created major improvements in the status of women.” “They were oases in a desert of misogyny.” [p. 173] Under Islamic law, “Women’s testimony is worth half of man’s. This is an attempt to forego distraction from family responsibilities and protect women from the rigor and discomfort

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14 Nov 2013

Flashpoints Country Briefing: Israel-Palestine

Shows Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine [there is no state of Palestine] and Tel-Aviv as the capital of Israel [and Jerusalem is the capital of Israel]. Claims that “Fundamental Judaism” is the reason “Israeli Defense Forces feel free to invade and re-occupy Palestinian territory at will.” “Zionist settlers feel

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21 Oct 2013

Arab World Studies Notebook

Claims that: “Muslims sailed across the Atlantic and “discovered” the New World in the year 889. … Muslims spread across North, Central, and South America and throughout the Caribbean before the arrival of Columbus. Later, English explorers in North America supposedly met “Iroquois and Algonquin chiefs with names like Abdul-Rahim

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