The measure would allow social studies electives on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament and New Testament.
The program, known as Passages, aims to connect the Christian students with the birthplace of their religion.
Nine percent of churchgoers have heard their clergy say negative things about Jews.
“In my view, to use the State Department to promote religion is unconstitutional,” said one expert. Another says it’s no big deal.
“We should all remember that we are imperfect servants serving a perfect God who constantly forgives us each and every day,” Pompeo said.
Most Christians support Israel for the altruistic reasons.
Father Vladimir Tobin: “I was happy in Orthodoxy, but felt there was some anti-Jewishness there.”
Americans also think there are more Jews in the U.S. than there actually are
“I do think mutual understanding is vital. At the end you might get a disagreement, but at least it’s informed.”
“You have brought shame to Judaism for how you have slandered us and even encouraged others to harm us and our children.”