SAINT LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) is a worldwide organization that has a branch in Northeast Ohio. State Director Michael Goldstein is trying to share their message and mission with the masses: “Educating Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and defend the State of Israel.”
PJTN has several issues they are tackling. Two billion viewers around the world have watched their films, documentaries, and television series, Focus on Israel. They are combating “fake news” with press offices in the United States and Israel, where they provide real-time responses to activity in and around Jerusalem.
Another important problem PJTN is addressing is exposing inaccurate textbooks that distort history while promoting Islam, anti-semitism and anti-Americanism.
“In Tennessee, through a parent’s complaint, we found information being taught which justified blowing up a restaurant filled with Israeli and American citizens because the ‘Palestinians’ were making a political point,” declared Goldstein to attendees at the Ohio Liberty Coalition’s statewide meeting in mid-July.
“Williamson School Board refused to eliminate the objectionable material. We educated the citizens who then removed school board members who chose to retain the offensive information,” he said.
Ohio’s organization is focusing on textbook review as well. “Schools have been totally co-opted by communists, socialists and Islamists and funded by Saudis,” Goldstein stated. “Teachers are trained in socialism and anti-Israel philosophy.”
If we don’t turn this around, we will lose another generation of children – and it may be too late.”
The problem with education is not limited to the primary and secondary system. Countries like Qatar have been funding American universities for years, according to PJTN, and with money comes influence over what is taught and how.
We have a MASSIVE problem when it comes to foreign funding of our universities. Ex, Qatar gave Texas A&M millions—and have been trying to hide it. @DailyCaller is one of only outlets to report on it. https://t.co/j1banBg62P https://t.co/qkyr0NxUdW
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) March 28, 2019
“Anti-semitism is not simply bias – it’s a desire to annihilate an entire race,” Goldstein stated emphatically.
Ohio’s PJTN works on legislation as well. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and anti-semitism in general, was condemned last session by the Ohio General Assembly with House Concurrent Resolution 10. The title was “Condemn Manifestations of Anti-Semitism.” It passed overwhelmingly on December 5, 2018.
“Democrats in the Senate tried to gut the Resolution by taking out references to BDS. A compromise was reached and an amendment adding a condemnation of Nazis and White Nationalists was included. The bottom line – Ohio now views BDS proponents as being morally equivalent to Nazis,” Goldstein said.
Goldstein wants people to get involved by going into their public schools and asking to review the curriculum and textbooks. If the schools refuse, PJTN has a law firm that will help because parents have a legal right to review what is being taught to their children. And, he says, they should run for school board.
“The curriculum is no longer in the control of the parents. I don’t think the board members pay much attention to what is being taught in the classroom,” Goldstein told The Ohio Star. “Parents need to step up, get involved and do it now.”
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