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Current Intersectional Discourse Omits Mizrahi Jews

By TTN

Back in January 2016, one of The Third Narrative’s newest participants, David Schraub* co-authored with Analucia Lopezrevoredo* in Tablet.  Their thesis: “Jews of color from the Middle East and North Africa comprise a plurality of Israel’s population, yet both the country’s supporters and detractors elide the Mizrahi experience. This needs to change.”  What follows is an abridged version of […]

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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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Responding to Juan Cole’s Trashing of Bill Clinton

By Ralph Seliger

Recently, Bill Clinton pushed back at a heckler, defending his and Hillary’s efforts over the years to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:  “I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state. I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza, 96 to 97 percent of the West Bank, compensating land […]

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Israeli officials and settler leaders are slamming new EU guidelines for labeling products from Israeli settlements on occupied land. Nathan Frandino reports.

The Green Line on the Label

By Todd Gitlin

European unity is a sometime thing, so perhaps it’s not surprising that two European governments have opted out from the Nov. 11, 2015, European Commission directive that forbids goods produced by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem, on the West Bank, and the Golan Heights to be labeled “Product of Israel.” The EC directive reads: Since […]

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Don’t Let Hope for Peace and Security Fade

By Kenneth Bob

Support The Third Narrative Each day’s news bring tragic stories of chaos and violence from Israel and the Palestinian territories, with growing numbers of people injured and killed. Negotiations have ceased. Incitement, anti-democratic legislation and popular racism are exacerbating the already unsustainable status quo. Under these conditions, Israelis and Palestinians are losing hope for a […]

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Want To End Israeli Occupation — Without BDS? This New Guide Tells You How.

By Mira Sucharov

Israel supporters who are deeply troubled by occupation are often in a bind. If the non-violent tool of BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel is considered treyf by most of the Jewish community, and if many Israel supporters themselves are loath to invoke a blanket boycott on the country, then what can they do? […]

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UK Jewish Leader Urges Israel to Change Course

By Ameinu Office

Sir Mick Davis is a lay leader of Britain’s Jewish community, described for his article in the online magazine Tablet, “How Israel Is Feeding BDS,” as “chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council in the United Kingdom and Founding Partner of X2 Resources LLP.” A business executive who grew up in South Africa (where he graduated […]

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