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

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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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