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Friday, 25 May 2012

'Why do people hate Jews?'

Britain's leading examining board has been accused of 'justifying' antisemitism in schools after GCSE pupils were asked in an exam to explain 'why some people are prejudiced against Jews'.
More than a thousand religious studies students sat the test last Thursday, which was set by one of the three major English exam boards, AQA.
The bizarre question has sparked fury among teachers, parents, ministers and members of the Jewish community who have blamed the body for 'justifying' anti-semitism in schools.

Bizarre: More than a thousand students sat the exam last Thursday, which was set by one of the three major English exam boards, AQA
Bizarre: More than a thousand students sat the exam last Thursday, which was set by one of the three major English exam boards, AQA
'Clearly this is unacceptable and has nothing whatsoever to do with Jews or Judaism,' said Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

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