The U.S. State Department is launching a study of Saudi textbooks to determine their reach and whether they promote intolerance.
The U.S. State Department is funding a $500,000 study to examine incitement in Israeli and Palestinian textbooks. The study is analyzing textbooks used by Israeli and Palestinian schoolchildren to see how they characterize the other side and topics like religion and history, the Forward reported. It was commissioned by the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, a Jerusalem-based organization of Islamic, Jewish and Christian religious leaders.
Sixth-graders in America's most populous state will soon learn that Romans, not Jews, crucified Jesus.
The lesson could have been different had some of the textbooks approved by California last week gone through in their proposed form.
The state of California is on the brink of a major election that involves neither Arnold Schwarzenegger nor Clint Eastwood. The candidates are textbooks and other teaching materials that will influence what schoolchildren across the state -- and across the United States -- will learn for more than a decade.
"It's no sin to be a lefty and she's always right," instructs Rabbi Elie Stern of Westwood Kehilla in West Los Angeles.