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From the Gaza Strip to Brandeis University: A Perspective-Changing Experience

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The author’s selfie of himself (front) with friends at a Passover Seder in Boston. MY NAME IS Oday Abdaljawwad. I am a Palestinian who grew up in Gaza and moved to the U.S. about a year ago for my master’s degree. My journey from Gaza to the U.S.—and to Brandeis University, in particular—wasn’t an easy one. […]

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Jewish Currents’ ‘Third Narrative’ View

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Lawrence Bush, the editor of Jewish Currents (originally a creation of Jewish veterans of the Communist Party) is almost Zionist in his lament over BDS and the Chicago Dyke March incident: “As the Jewish Left Moves Left . . .Do We Have to Be Anti-Zionist to Be Progressive These Days?“ Bush’s view is not exactly […]

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Cary Nelson on Occupation Anthology

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What follows is an abridged version of a richly detailed and nuanced review essay in the UK’s Fathom publication, by our TTN colleague, Prof. Cary Nelson: Kingdom of Olives And Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation, edited by [novelists] Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, is a new 400-page book released by Harper Perennial on 30 May in […]

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Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories at Fresno State

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Steven Lubet is the Williams Memorial Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and an active member of The Third Narrative community.   This is a shortened version of his opinion piece published at The Forward (June 20): A California College’s Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories Prof. Vida Samiian knew just whom she wanted to blame when […]

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Pres. Rivlin rejects university curb on political speech

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A recent proposal by Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett (head of the rightwing Jewish Home party), for the Knesset to legislate an “ethics code” that would prohibit university faculty from voicing their political opinions in class and from “participating in, or voicing support for, academic boycotts against Israeli institutions,” has drawn concern from members of our […]

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Defeat for BDS at Modern Language Association

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We were advised on June 14, by Prof. Cary Nelson, that the proposal for a boycott of Israeli universities has been defeated at the Modern Language Association (MLA): By a stunning two to one margin, members voted not to endorse a boycott of Israeli universities now or in the future. This sends a message to […]

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Gershon Shafir: Signs of Weakness in Settler Movement

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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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