Archive by Author: Ameinu Office

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Creating a Home for Next Gen Liberal Jews Through The Third Narrative

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Creating a Home for Next Gen Liberal Jews Through The Third Narrative Joshua Schwartz Northwestern University, class of 2015   Dear friend, As I know you’re interested in the work of The Third Narrative (TTN), I’d like to share my personal TTN story and the impact I know it can have on young progressive American students […]

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Progressive Student at Brown U. on Antisemitism

By Ameinu Office

The following are snippets from an op-ed by Benjamin Gladstone, “Anti-Semitism at My University, Hidden in Plain Sight,” (published in the NY Times, Oct. 1, 2016, and inexplicably not posted earlier): Providence, R.I. — Last semester, a group came to Providence to speak against admitting Syrian refugees to this country. As the president of the […]

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David Hirsh on Distinguishing Criticism from Antisemitism

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This piece, by a British friend, David Hirsh, was first published on the Jewish News website, May 6, 2016, under the title “Opposing settlements is constructive criticism, not anti-Semitism”: I spoke at an event last night, a debate on whether the 2 state solution is ‘dead’, with Melanie Phillips and others. The Jewish News website has published a […]

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Liberal Zionist Education Can Counter BDS & Student Apathy

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The following article, “Answer on Campus: Liberal Zionist Education,” was originally published in the Atlanta Jewish Times: In “Offense Not Defense” (Oct. 6), the Center for Israel Education’s Rich Walter thoughtfully explores the role of memory in Jewish tradition and challenges the way the community develops programs as aggressive and defensive forms of Israel advocacy […]

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Palestinian Voice for ‘Normalization’ with Israel

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Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi is a Jerusalem-born scholar and peace activist who founded and directs the Wasatia Graduate Academic Institute, a Palestinian Islamic institution  promoting moderation, reconciliation, peace, tolerance and justice.  This interview was originally published on the Fikra Forum website.  (The Fikra Forum is “an independent initiative of the Washington Institute for Near […]

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Palestinian Voices for Dialogue and Peace

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A website called the Fikra Forum describes itself as “an online community that aims to generate ideas to support Arab democrats in their struggle with authoritarians and extremists.”  In this post, we bring to readers’ attention two recent contributions by Palestinian writers.   “On the Significance of Dialogue,” by Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, an Islamic educator based […]

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Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial

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Israeli journalist Eetta Prince-Gibson, a former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Report, wrote “Finally, a Ceremony That Lets Me Celebrate Israel While Mourning the Nakba” for The Forward (dated May 11).   She began by noting how turned off she is by the usual polar opposites of official Israeli Memorial Day commemorations and the “alternative” leftwing events: […]

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