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TTN Action Alert: Oppose Academic Boycott of Israeli Anthropologists

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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BDS Targets Israeli Anthropologists

David M. Rosen is an American anthropologist. He earned a J.D. from Pace University School of Law and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Illinois. He is a Professor of Anthropology and Law at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Research Fellow (2015-2016) at the Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University. […]

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Book by Harvey E. Goldberg

Whither Anthropology: Dialogue or Polarization?

The following is by Harvey E. Goldberg, the Hebrew University emeritus professor of sociology and anthropology who compiled the response of Anthropologists for Dialogue on Israel and Palestine to the task force report submitted to the executive board of the American Anthropological Association.    The Fate of Anthropology: Will the American Anthropological Association be a Source of Dialogue […]

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Anthropologists’ Case for Dialogue vs. Boycott

There’s a pending effort to enlist the American Anthropological Association in an academic boycott of Israel.  The AAA has formed a “Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine,” which issued a report in October 2015 (referred to below as the TFR).  Thanks to Dr. Gila Silverman of the University of Arizona, advocates of The Third Narrative have […]

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Rethinking Intersectionality: Expanding the Progressive Tent

“Intersectionality” is a term that has popped up lately in Israel-focused media. It “refers to the way social identities and forms of oppression overlap and intersect,” as Jay Michaelson explains. Intersectionality is now “front and center in the way campus communities are engaging with Israel/Palestine, and linking it to other social issues.” Recently, BDS advocates have […]

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Progressive Academics Oppose BDS Resolution at Vassar, Urge Constructive Activism to End Occupation and Create Two States

  February 22, 2016 — The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) urges members of the Vassar College community to firmly reject calls to engage in any boycott, divestment or sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel. The AAF opposes BDS on multiple grounds: They are harmful to principles of academic freedom, corrosive of a campus […]

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How to Stop Israel’s “Delegitimization” Among American Progressives

I got an email last weekend from a gentleman asking my advice on how to counter Israel’s “delegitimization” in the United States. This column constitutes my response. To counter Israel’s “delegitimization,” you must first understand what “legitimizes” Israel in the first place. For three different groups of Americans, there are three different answers. Group number […]

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