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A Non-disruptive Form of Protest

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This is from Daniel Mandell, a professor of history and Hillel faculty advisor at Truman State University (Kirksville, Missouri), who has written books on Native Americans in New England, circa 1600-1900, and serves on the Missouri board of advisors for the Anti-Defamation League: I believe that the best response to the dangers posed by a […]

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Philip Mendes: ‘Greater Israel Paradigm’ Returns

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This was originally posted online as “Back to the Future: the Disturbing return of the Greater Israel paradigm” by its author, Philip Mendes.  An Australian colleague of The Third Narrative, Associate Professor Mendes is director of the Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research Unit in the Department of Social Work at Monash University near Melbourne. […]

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Colleagues Critique Proposed US Law on Antisemitism

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Two of our Third Narrative colleagues, Kenneth Stern and Steven Lubet, have written thoughtfully on this matter, acknowledging both the expression of antisemitism on university campuses and the danger of shutting down free speech regarding Israel and its conflict with the Palestinians.   Ken Stern, executive director of the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation, is […]

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Lessons for Leftists on Anti-Semitism

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First, we should acknowledge Daniel Sieradski, a Jewish leftwing online activist, for blowing the whistle on a public forum at a reputedly progressive space, featuring an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist.  Sieradski’s post at Jewschool has inspired the attention of progressives and Jews, including participants in The Third Narrative.  David Schraub, a lecturer in law at the […]

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Israeli Filmmaker Victim of BDS at Syracuse U?

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A media storm has erupted over whether an Israeli filmmaker was a victim of the anti-Israel boycott movement — whether he was invited and then disinvited (the latter for political reasons) to screen his film at a conference to be hosted at Syracuse University.  What follows is part of an article written for the school’s […]

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Palestinians show their ID cards to Israeli border police as they cross the checkpoint in the West bank city of Bethlehem as they head to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to attend the first Friday prayers of Ramadan. Israeli security forces were to restrict access to the Al Aqsa on the first day of Friday prayers of Ramadan to Muslim men 45 years old and over, and women of all ages, following two days of riots between Arabs in East Jerusalem and Israeli security. June 10, 2016.  Photo by Wisam hashlamoun/FLASH90

Colleague Stirs Controversy with Anti-Zionist Op-ed

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Prof. Hasia Diner is a highly respected scholar at New York University who specializes in Jewish history.  She is also one of the scholars and activists connected with The Third Narrative (TTN), our project that advocates a peaceful two-state resolution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian-Arab people, respecting the national aspirations and democratic rights of […]

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Constructive Jewish Response to ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Israel

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Scholars and activists of The Third Narrative email list have recently discovered that the leadership speaking in the name of “The Movement for Black Lives” has issued a Platform that includes an embrace of BDS and a one-sided pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli perspective.   While legitimately expressing concern for the fate of Palestinians living under occupation, it unreasonably […]

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