Erasing Palestine from US School Curricula

Event Date
3 pm ET/ 12 noon PT

Where is Palestine?

What are the occupied Palestinian territories?

What is the Palestinian-Israeli struggle about?

Do teaching materials in US public schools and Jewish private schools provide accurate answers?

Probably not.

People who seek to maintain US support for Israel, both within the Jewish community and in the larger US population, have profoundly shaped the teaching of Israel and Palestine.  VFHL examines this issue through two films.  Between the Lines presents interviews with students and teachers at American Jewish day schools about “Israel education.” The Fight Against Israeli Propaganda in Virginia Textbooks reveals the behind-the-scenes efforts of an Israeli affinity group to erase Palestine from US public school teaching materials and reduce Palestinians to peasants and terrorists.

Watch the film for free at your convenience; Join the Q&A Discussion

Ali Kriegsman: filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, and small business leader

Ezra Beinart: Jewish day school senior; facilitator of on-line discussions between US Jewish teens & Palestinians

Susan Douglass:  educator, author, outreach director for the CCAS at Georgetown University

Faedah Totah (moderator): Associate Professor, School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

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The July 2023 Online Film Salon is Co-Sponsored by:

Virginia Coalition for Human Rights

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace


SUPPORTER Organizations: Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Palestine Israel Network Churches for Middle East Peace Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace   Quaker Palestine Israel Network Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Disciples Palestine-Israel Network Virginia Coalition for Human Rights Mennonite Palestine Israel Network Friends of Sabeel North America Center for Jewish Nonviolence United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Northern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace  Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service Kairos Puget Sound Coalition Jewish Voice for Peace – San Diego Pax Christi USAPax Christi USA