Archive by Author: Ameinu Office

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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

By Ameinu Office

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

By Ameinu Office

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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Mohammed Dajani

Palestinian Voice for ‘Normalization’ with Israel

By Ameinu Office

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

By Ameinu Office

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

By Ameinu Office

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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Cooper Boyar

Will Federations Side with Israeli Gov’t or Students Fighting BDS?

By Ameinu Office

The author, Cooper Boyar (pictured in Habonim-Dror shirt at a J Street conference) is a junior at Brandeis, where he is president of the J Street U chapter and a new member of the Ameinu TTN committee.  The following article, “Federations Have a Choice to Make: Will They Side With the Israeli Government or Students Fighting BDS?” […]

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