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Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories at Fresno State

By TTN

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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Defeat for BDS at Modern Language Association

By TTN

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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A Non-disruptive Form of Protest

By TTN Blog

This is from Daniel Mandell, a professor of history and Hillel faculty advisor at Truman State University (Kirksville, Missouri), who has written books on Native Americans in New England, circa 1600-1900, and serves on the Missouri board of advisors for the Anti-Defamation League: I believe that the best response to the dangers posed by a […]

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The Politics of Antisemitic Flyers at UIC

By Robert Jennings

In the days leading up to March 16, 2017, a series of antisemitic flyers were posted at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Internal discussion on the TTN listserv –and the differences in perception between those who are actually at UIC and those who are not — illustrate the necessity of including progressive Zionists […]

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AAF Statement on Controversy at Dartmouth

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

What follows is an abridged version of a statement written for the “Inside Higher Ed” website by eight members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom — David Greenberg, Rebecca Lesses, Jeffry Mallow, Deborah Dash Moore, Sharon Musher, Cary Nelson (chair), Kenneth Stern and Irene Tucker: Everyone Lost at Dartmouth In May 2017, N. Bruce Duthu, an associate dean and […]

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Progressive Student at Brown U. on Antisemitism

By Ameinu Office

The following are snippets from an op-ed by Benjamin Gladstone, “Anti-Semitism at My University, Hidden in Plain Sight,” (published in the NY Times, Oct. 1, 2016, and inexplicably not posted earlier): Providence, R.I. — Last semester, a group came to Providence to speak against admitting Syrian refugees to this country. As the president of the […]

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Colleagues Critique Proposed US Law on Antisemitism

By TTN Blog

Two of our Third Narrative colleagues, Kenneth Stern and Steven Lubet, have written thoughtfully on this matter, acknowledging both the expression of antisemitism on university campuses and the danger of shutting down free speech regarding Israel and its conflict with the Palestinians.   Ken Stern, executive director of the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation, is […]

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