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DECAL DEBACLE: AAF Statement on Berkeley Student’s Course

This text by the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) is reprinted from INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION (October 7, 2016): The University of California, Berkeley, recently briefly suspended a one-credit course already in session as part of the systemwide DeCal program of student-taught courses. The course, Palestine: A Settler-Colonial Analysis, had been promoted on […]

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Anti-Western Ideology Fuels BDS

This commentary is inspired by “When Your Enemy’s Enemy is Your Enemy,” an article written by the liberal American-Israeli journalist, Gershom Gorenberg, for his usual venue, The American Prospect (March 11, 2016). While his piece does not directly address BDS, it analyzes the anti-Western/anti-Imperialist ideology that often accompanies support for BDS. The summary sentence beneath the title reads: “A defense of Hezbollah […]

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New Book Released by Professor Cary Nelson, co-chair of AAF

We are pleased to announce the publication of Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel by Professor Cary Nelson, co-chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), an affiliated group with The Third Narrative (TTN). The book is a compilation of scholarly essays by experts on various aspects of […]

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Campus BDS and the law: First, do no harm

As a teenager I was riveted to the television coverage of the Chicago Conspiracy trial: the government’s attempt to convict Vietnam-era anti-War protestors. Defense attorney Bill Kunstler used the courtroom as political theater, and put the system – and the war – on trial. Over the decades, I’ve been involved in legal cases that have […]

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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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