Children's Book - Dr BashiThe meeting was to focus on whether to reschedule a Jewish Voice for Peace-sponsored public library event featuring Golbarg Bashi, Ph. The trustees meeting was planned to have included two hours of public comment and a trustee vote. On Change. However, with social-media chatter reporting that people on both sides of the issue were organizing buses to come from Pennsylvania, New York and other places, the town was unsure of how many people would actually appear. The Vaad Harabonim of Raritan Valley, an Orthodox rabbinical council, made a statement in support of the decision.
Critics blast 'P is for Palestine' children's book as anti-Semitic; library postpones author event
Updated: Jul May 29, I am writing to you regarding your pending decision about the reading of, "P Is for Palestine" by Golbarg Bashi. I want to urge you to abandon the plans for the reading and stocking this book in your library. Melissa Landa wrote an excellent Times of Israel article about this book called " 'P is for Palestine' is not for children " that you may want to read. Perhaps you are not aware of the divisive history of this biased piece of anti-Israel propaganda masqueraded as a children's alphabet book. The rift regarding this book caused a shutdown of the popular discussion group for mothers on the Upper East Side and caused protests on the Upper West Side.
Highland Park Library has been at the center of a controversy surrounding the children's book "P is for Palestine". Hundreds of people from both sides died. Far from peaceful and far from appropriate. But book author Goldbarg Bashi said her book does not promote violence or anti-Semitism, but simply celebrates Palestinian culture. Some residents have supported her reading.
World Israel News May 22, Critics say that it promotes anti-Semitism. The book's author, Golbarg Bashi, who is Iranian-American, maintains that the book, "P Is for Palestine," is meant to teach people about Palestinian culture. Members of the Jewish community in Highland Park are campaigning to keep it out of the local library, according to the report. It isn't even "P for Palestine" that is drawing criticism compared to the author's choice of I for Intifada.
I am writing to express my horror over the bigotry that is threatening the integrity of my hometown. The library removed the appearance from its calendar after a vocal group expressed its disapproval, calling the author and her book anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. It gives literary representation to an underrepresented group of Americans and refrains entirely from political discourse. Golbarg Bashi, a former Rutgers professor of Middle Eastern Studies, has been involved in controversy before. Since then, I have been called a self-hating Jew and told I support a terrorist agenda. I have a law degree and a bachelor of arts in Jewish Studies from Vassar College.
Anyone who has ever been to Palestine to some also known as the Holy Land or who has Palestinian friends, colleagues, or neighbors knows that this proud nation, located on the western-most point of Asia, not that many nautical miles away from Cyprus, Alexandria Egypt and Greece, is at the center of our world. It is home to the sweetest oranges, most intricate embroideries, great dance moves Dabkeh , fertile olive groves, and sunniest people! PIsforPalestine is now finally available on amazon. So when Dr. The tradition of alphabet books goes back several centuries.