The anti-Semitic Model Curriculum Advisory Committee is trying to incorporate Jew-hatred into California’s high school curriculum. A number of committee members are virulent haters of Israel.
One such member is Palestinian American Samia Shoman. Like Rashida Tlaib, Samia Shoman is a product of the Palestinian education system, despite being raised in the United States. The Palestinian school curriculum teaches Palestinian children to hate Jews and to hate Israel. Therefore, it is not a surprise that Shoman would use her position to incorporate anti-Semitism and Israel-hatred into California’s high school curriculum.
Palestinian Americans who seek government positions must go through a significant vetting process. The Jew-hatred that is taught in Palestinian schools must not be allowed to spread in the United States.
California Introduces Radical Anti-Semitic High School Curriculum
By: Free Beacon, August 12, 2019:
“The anti-Jewish, anti-Israel bias of the proposed ESMC curriculum—including its implicit portrayal of Jews and Israel as part of ‘interlocking systems of oppression and privilege’ and its endorsement of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement as a form of ‘direct action’ or ‘resistance’ that students are encouraged to engage in—clearly exposes the politically motivated and directed nature of the curriculum and its drafters,” the organizations wrote.
By Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, August 12, 2019:
Public research materials viewed by the Free Beacon reveal that several committee members behind California Department of Education’s Draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum are outspoken critics of Israel.
One member, Samia Shoman, is a Palestinian-American who teaches in the San Mateo Union High District. Her lesson plans on Palestinian history have been featured as a teaching tool by the Qatar Foundation International, a group tied to the nation and its efforts to proliferate boycotts of Israel. Shoman is also a pro-Palestinian activist on Twitter.
Another committee member, Gaye Theresa Johnson, an associate professor at UCLA college of social sciences, also has supported pro-Palestinian causes on Twitter, including retweets from pro-Iran individuals who have deemed Tehran as the victim in the ongoing nuclear standoff with the United States.
A third committee member, Theresa Montaño, a professor at California State University, Northridge, has publicly supported the BDS movement and advocates for Israeli scholars to be boycotted in the United States. Montaño also signed a 2009 letter to then-president Barack Obama that was organized by one of the globe’s most prominent BDS organizations.
Just as Palestinians existed as a people before the dismemberment of their homeland, they continue to exist… http://t.co/WSfCFUyfrd
— Samia Shoman (@SamiaShoman) March 28, 2015
My name is Samia Shoman and I support Gaza @ #SupportGaza
— Samia Shoman (@SamiaShoman) July 24, 2014