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Gershon Shafir: Signs of Weakness in Settler Movement

By TTN

One of our own in The Third Narrative community, Gershon Shafir — Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, a past President of the Israel Studies Association, and author of A Half Century of Occupation: Israel, Palestine, and the World’s Most Intractable Conflict — has just published “The Israeli Settler Movement Isn’t Much of […]

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Colleagues’ Washington Post Op-ed for Free Speech on Campus

By TTN

Two TTN colleagues active in the Alliance for Academic Freedom, Professors Cary Nelson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and David Greenberg (Rutgers), have published an opinion piece entitled “Students are shouting down pro-Israel speakers — and silencing free speech,” in the Washington Post.  They argue that although past disruptions of on-campus speakers from Israel or deemed […]

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Current Intersectional Discourse Omits Mizrahi Jews

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Back in January 2016, one of The Third Narrative’s newest participants, David Schraub* co-authored with Analucia Lopezrevoredo* in Tablet.  Their thesis: “Jews of color from the Middle East and North Africa comprise a plurality of Israel’s population, yet both the country’s supporters and detractors elide the Mizrahi experience. This needs to change.”  What follows is an abridged version of […]

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Jewish Student: It’s Dangerous to Deny Anti-Semitism

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TTN colleagues were impressed by a passionate and well-reasoned response from a Swarthmore College student named William Meyer to swastika graffiti drawn on a campus building.  What follows is most of what he wrote for the school’s student newspaper, The College Gazette: . . .  The greatest barrier to confronting anti-Semitism in 2016 seems to be proving that […]

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New Book Released by Professor Cary Nelson, co-chair of AAF

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel by Professor Cary Nelson, co-chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), an affiliated group with The Third Narrative (TTN). The book is a compilation of scholarly essays by experts on various aspects of […]

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Israel-Prize Scholar Shows Third Way

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The following is a slightly abridged version of journalist Gershom Gorenberg‘s May 19th column in The American Prospect: “The Elegance of a Dissident” How scholar and activist David Shulman [in photo] showed that you can oppose what a state is doing without rejecting the state itself. Sometimes sanity prevails.  . . . David Shulman, renowned scholar of Indian […]

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TTN Action Alert: Oppose Academic Boycott of Israeli Anthropologists

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The Third Narrative has been working actively with Anthropologists for Dialogue on Israel and Palestine (ADIP) to oppose both academic boycotts of Israel and Israel’s continued occupation that helps prevent the creation of a Palestinian State. ADIP is a strong proponent of the core philosophy of The Third Narrative and is leading this fight in the field of […]

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