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Jewish Chronicle on ENGAGE letter to Education Secretary, Michael Gove MP

Jewish Chronicle on ENGAGE letter to Education Secretary, Michael Gove MP

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Friday May 28 2010

The Jewish Chronicle prints a story in this week’s edition on the letter sent by ENGAGE to the new Education Secretary, Rt. Hon. Michael Gove (pictured), on Zionism forming part of the governing ethos of state funded Jewish faith schools.

The article states:

‘A Muslim campaign group has written to the new Education Secretary Michael Gove to object to state-aided Jewish schools promoting Zionism.

‘Mohammed Asif, the chief executive of Engage, said he was “more than a little surprised” to see Zionism included as part of the ethos of several Jewish schools.

‘Mr Asif cited a number of Jewish schools professing explicit support for Zionism, including Manchester’s King David High School, Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox Primary in Salford, and Simon Marks Jewish Primary School in Hackney, north London.

‘He wrote that he understood the Jewish nature of the schools, but that he would “contest the place of Zionism in the school’s governing ethos”.’

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