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Malignancy in California Ethnic Studies Curriculum

A mandatory course in Ethnic Studies is being unveiled in California public high schools, forcing us to witness a new form of old-fashioned Anti-Semitism in “Progressive” dressing. American Jews are not considered an ethnic minority group in this hefty curriculum. Jews are not a People, and Israel is an entity to be delegitimized and destroyed by pushing BDS. I understand erasure. I fought against it every day for nine years as a Jewish child in Catholic convent schools in Japan (my parents, stateless Arabic Jews, had no choice but to send me there at the time). I frustrated the nuns who refused to understand how since Jesus was a Jew, why I stubbornly refused to accept Him as my Lord and S

Rachel Wahba is a writer, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Olivia Travel/Companies. An Iraqi -Egyptian Jew, born in India, she grew up in Japan. 

The many dimensions of 

displacement and exile are a constant theme in her work as a writer, therapist, and in her activism as a Mizrahi Jew who grew up stateless. 

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