(RightIsRight.co) – Far-left penetration in America’s teacher unions has reached such staggering depths that these bodies are now openly supporting Islamist terrorism and attacking US ally Israel – never mind that it was Israel whose citizens were massacred by Hamas terrorists barely a month ago.
In the aftermath of the attacks on Israel by Hamas in early October, which slaughtered over 1,400 people, many teachers’ unions and associated groups in the United States have drawn attention for backing the Palestinian Arab terrorist group, The Daily Caller reports.
During these events, public demonstrations in support of Palestinians and Hamas have unfolded nationwide, some featuring imagery linked to terrorism and aggressive anti-Israel rhetoric.
It is noted that US teachers’ unions have connections with organizations that hold anti-Israel stances, and some union members have explicitly defended the violent actions of Hamas.
The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have officially supported the efforts of Black Lives Matter at School. This organization distributed an anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian toolkit for educators following the attacks.
This toolkit includes resources that critique Israel’s global reputation and suggest over a dozen websites for educators to use when teaching about the Israel-Gaza situation, presenting views that align with those sentiments.
“This is part of a broader pattern. Teachers unions have made ‘social justice’ and identity politics a centerpiece of their teaching curriculum and philosophy,” commented Dr. Ian Oxnevad from the National Association of Scholars.
“This has been brewing for many years but increased in 2020-2021. This philosophy is built on ideas of ‘intersectionality’ and a neo-tribal matrix that places people in a paradigm of ‘oppressor’ and ‘oppressed.’ The Middle East conflict is one issue area for this approach, as teachers unions view Israel as a neocolonial upstart built upon an idea of racial superiority,” the scholar explained.
Websites recommended by the BLM at School’s Palestinian resource kit include Decolonize Palestine, which disputes the democratic status of Israel, and Rethinking Schools, which promotes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
“Palestinians are reminding us that decolonization is not a metaphor or abstraction, but requires real, daily struggle,” claims the BLM at School’s website.
The Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, part of NYC’s United Federation of Teachers, also endorsed a pro-Palestinian website and co-sponsored a rally with several groups, some of which have rationalized Hamas’s actions.
A California teachers union gave its members an anti-Israel "script" condemning the "genocidal" treatment of Palestinians.
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