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Teachers Union Backtracks On Israel-Hamas War Resolution After Outrage

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The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59 (MFT) is holding a meeting to vote on a resolution acknowledging harm done to Jewish residents by a previous resolution on Israel-Palestine.

The MFT admitted to causing unnecessary division and outrage among Jewish parents and concerned citizens.

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas sent a letter condemning the MFT’s resolution, signed by over 800 stakeholders. (Trending: Disgraced Democrat Sued For Sexual Assault)

“At the Nov. 29 MFT meeting, members will introduce and speak in support of a resolution that acknowledges harm done to Jewish members, students, and families by the previously passed ‘Israel-Palestine’ resolution and reaffirms the purpose of our union,” the flier reads.

“The Oct. 25th resolution strayed far from MFT’s mission by not mentioning students or educators.”

“While it was not MFT members’ intent, the ‘Israel-Palestine’ resolution passed at our October 25 meeting harmed many Jewish members, students, and families while causing unnecessary division within our union. We regret this,” the flier added.

“This is a remarkably difficult time to be Jewish, but it is especially hard to be a Jewish teacher, student, or the parent of a Jewish child given the tremendous surge of antisemitism in our schools,” the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas’ letter read.

“For over a month, Jewish children in Minnesota have been bullied, gaslit, harassed, threatened, and even assaulted simply because they are Jewish.”

The letter added, “MFT’s resolution is antisemitic and hostile to our children, MPS staff, and puts our larger community at further risk because of their Jewish identity.”

“To be clear, I think I would feel the same way. I know I would feel the same way. Had the resolution been drafted in any other way? Because I just don’t think global politics has a place in the teachers union,” Jeremy Cohen said.

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