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Elite NYC prep school fires Jewish teacher who posted anti-Zionist tweets


Ethical Culture Fieldston School says it doesn’t ‘tolerate hurtful, offensive, or exclusionary’ remarks, after JB Brager tweeted against ‘ethno-nationalist settler colonialism’

By Ben Sales | 10 January 2020

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL (JTA) — The Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an elite New York City prep school, has fired a teacher who posted tweets opposing Zionism.

JB Brager, who taught history at Fieldston, was fired Thursday. The termination comes after Brager, who is Jewish, posted multiple tweets disparaging Zionism amid a controversy over anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism at the school.

“ECFS does not comment on personnel matters,” the school said in a statement to JTA Thursday evening. “We can reaffirm, however, that the school does not tolerate hurtful, offensive, or exclusionary content or comments from any member of the community. Students, parents, employees and other members of our community all face consequences for misbehavior of this nature.” […]

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