Anti-semitism

Oregon lawmakers to require schools include Holocaust in curriculum

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The Oregon State House unanimously voted on Tuesday to require public schools to teach students about the Holocaust, sending the legislation to the governor's desk, reports AP.

Why it matters: New polling data reveals that 1 in 5 American millennials do not know about the Holocaust, while anti-Semitic attacks have nearly quadrupled in K-12 schools from 2015 to 2017, per AP. If the governor signs the bill, Oregon will become the 11th state to demand that schools include the historic event in their teachings.

Pete Buttigieg criticizes Trump's decisions on Israel

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Pete Buttigieg told a group of liberal Jewish leaders on Thursday that the U.S. should do a better job of advising Israel, rather than intervening in Israel's domestic politics as the the Trump administration has, reports NBC.

Why it matters: Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have struggled with addressing the topic of Israel, while others have spoken out against the nation and its leadership. Meanwhile, Republicans are trying to paint an image that Democrats don't support Israel, per NBC.