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Explore how the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement’s attempts to economically and academically isolate Israel are destructive to the search for peace.

Black Lives Matter

Constructive Jewish Response to ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Israel

By TTN Blog

Scholars and activists of The Third Narrative email list have recently discovered that the leadership speaking in the name of “The Movement for Black Lives” has issued a Platform that includes an embrace of BDS and a one-sided pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli perspective.   While legitimately expressing concern for the fate of Palestinians living under occupation, it unreasonably […]

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Anti-Western Ideology Fuels BDS

By Robert Jennings

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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Aram Journal

Hope in Aramaic Studies Journal?

By Robert Jennings

The scholarly journal ARAM features contributions by both Arabs and Israelis (and others) about ancient (and sometimes modern) Aramaic-language culture. Some of the Israeli authors appear to have worked in Jordan. There’s even one article co-written by a Haifa U / Yarmouk U duo. Aramaic was the lingua franca of the Fertile Crescent from around […]

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Campus BDS and the law: First, do no harm

By Kenneth Stern

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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Dean Mousa Karayanni

BDS Boycott of Arab-Israeli Hebrew U Dean?

By TTN Blog

Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, has just posted the following at The Faculty Lounge legal academic blog: New Law Dean at Hebrew University As announced today, Michael (Mousa) Karayanni has been named the “first-ever Arab Israeli . . . appointed as the dean of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University in […]

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Daniel Orenstein

How Academic Boycott Targets Individuals

By Daniel Orenstein

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is going to the polls to decide whether Israeli academics will become personae non gratae in their organization. Proponents claim their very carefully crafted resolution does not target individuals but that they seek to boycott institutions for their alleged complicity in Israeli crimes. The impact of the larger academic boycott, however, belies […]

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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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