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Which Way ‘Forward’?

By Ralph Seliger

I’m a subscriber to The Forward, where I used to be published with some frequency. An opinion piece that’s gotten my notice the other day is “No, You Can’t Be a Feminist and a Zionist” by one Mariam Barghouti, identified as a writer based in Ramallah. This provocative title was the subject head for a Forward email […]

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BDS and DSA: the American Left Loses its Way

By Jo Ann Mort

The Struggle for the Heart of the Left: Israel, Palestine and BDS It’s no surprise that the Democratic Socialists of America, endorsed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy at its recent membership convention. Disheartening, yes, but today’s DSA, though calling itself the ‘largest socialist organization in America’ is not the DSA that was founded […]

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Myers & Ibish Co-Teach Israel/Palestine History

By Ralph Seliger

When David N. Myers, a professor of Jewish history at UCLA, was named recently to head New York’s Center for Jewish History, he was subject to vilification by partisans on the Zionist right as a supporter of Jewish Voice for Peace and the BDS campaign against all things Israeli.  On Sept. 6, the Alliance for Academic […]

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Deportation of Rasmea Odeh

By TTN Blog

Our colleague, Prof. Steven Lubet of the Northwestern University School of Law, has posted an analysis on the case of how the case of Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian-American championed by Jewish Voice for Peace and other radical supporters of Palestinian nationalism, who was deported for not disclosing her conviction in Israel for terrorist activities, which […]

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Open Letter to Amb. David Friedman

By TTN

The following is by Hillel Shenker,* Israeli co-Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal: In 2003, Likud Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the following:  “You cannot like the word, but what is happening is an occupation — to hold 3.5 million Palestinians under occupation. I believe that is a terrible thing for Israel and for the Palestinians.” Last week, […]

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From Gaza to Brandeis: A Perspective-Changing Experience

By TTN

The author’s selfie of himself (front) with friends at a Passover Seder in Boston. MY NAME IS Oday Abdaljawwad. I am a Palestinian who grew up in Gaza and moved to the U.S. about a year ago for my master’s degree. My journey from Gaza to the U.S.—and to Brandeis University, in particular—wasn’t an easy one. […]

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Jewish Currents’ ‘Third Narrative’ View

By Ralph Seliger

Lawrence Bush, the editor of Jewish Currents (originally a creation of Jewish veterans of the Communist Party) is almost Zionist in his lament over BDS and the Chicago Dyke March incident: “As the Jewish Left Moves Left . . . Do We Have to Be Anti-Zionist to Be Progressive These Days?“ Bush’s view is boldly stated, […]

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