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BDS and DSA: the American Left Loses its Way

By Jo Ann Mort

The Struggle for the Heart of the Left: Israel, Palestine and BDS It’s no surprise that the Democratic Socialists of America, endorsed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy at its recent membership convention. Disheartening, yes, but today’s DSA, though calling itself the ‘largest socialist organization in America’ is not the DSA that was founded […]

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Myers & Ibish Co-Teach Israel/Palestine History

By Ralph Seliger

When David N. Myers, a professor of Jewish history at UCLA, was named recently to head New York’s Center for Jewish History, he was subject to vilification by partisans on the Zionist right as a supporter of Jewish Voice for Peace and the BDS campaign against all things Israeli.  On Sept. 6, the Alliance for Academic […]

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Deportation of Rasmea Odeh

By TTN Blog

Our colleague, Prof. Steven Lubet of the Northwestern University School of Law, has posted an analysis on the case of how the case of Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian-American championed by Jewish Voice for Peace and other radical supporters of Palestinian nationalism, who was deported for not disclosing her conviction in Israel for terrorist activities, which […]

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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


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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Support New Head of Center for Jewish History

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

(September 6, 2017)  New York’s Center for Jewish History is currently being subjected to an aggressive and unacceptable outside campaign to discredit its newly appointed CEO and President, David N. Myers of the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Myers is a widely known and distinguished Jewish studies scholar who is highly qualified to administer […]

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Open Letter to Amb. David Friedman


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


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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