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A jet airliner is lined up on one of the World Trade Center towers in New York Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. In the most devastating terrorist onslaughts ever waged against the United States, knife-wielding hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center on Tuesday, toppling its twin 110-story towers. (AP Photo/Carmen Taylor)

Blaming Israel for 9/11

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Today, Sept. 11, we remember this day of infamy, sixteen years ago.  Last night, Jewish Currents put this day in context with the following: Notwithstanding widespread rumors in the Arab world that the Israeli Mossad was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and that Jews had received “advance warning,” between 300 and 400 Jews were among […]

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Open Letter to Amb. David Friedman

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The following is by Hillel Shenker,* Israeli co-Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal: In 2003, Likud Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the following:  “You cannot like the word, but what is happening is an occupation — to hold 3.5 million Palestinians under occupation. I believe that is a terrible thing for Israel and for the Palestinians.” Last week, […]

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Support for Israel Doesn’t Excuse Antisemitism

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David Schraub, a colleague in The Third Narrative activist community, lectures at the University of California – Berkeley School of Law.  The following is excerpted from his latest article in Tablet, “THERE IS NO POSITION ON ISRAEL THAT ABSOLVES OR EXCUSES YOUR ANTI-SEMITISM“: Donald Trump ran as the alt-right’s candidate of choice. He began his […]

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From Gaza to Brandeis: 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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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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