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From the Gaza Strip to Brandeis University: 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 TTN

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 not exactly […]

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Cary Nelson on Occupation Anthology

By TTN

What follows is an abridged version of a richly detailed and nuanced review essay in the UK’s Fathom publication, by our TTN colleague, Prof. Cary Nelson: Kingdom of Olives And Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation, edited by [novelists] Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, is a new 400-page book released by Harper Perennial on 30 May in […]

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Zionist Litmus Test on Jews at Left March

By TTN Blog

A new discussion topic for The Third Narrative online community is the following incident reported upon in Tablet magazine by James Kirchik: Last weekend, organizers of Chicago’s Dyke March asked three participants carrying Jewish LGBT pride flags—a Star of David embossed over the traditional rainbow—to leave. “It was a flag from my congregation which celebrates my […]

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Statement on Ed Minister Bennett’s Proposed Guidelines

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

THE ISRAELI RIGHT MOVES AGAINST ACADEMIC FREEDOM By Cary Nelson, on behalf of the Alliance for Academic Freedom This June Israelis confronted a new set of proposed regulations that would govern how faculty members address political issues in their classrooms, their publications, in external political activity, and in public debate. At the core of these […]

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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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Pres. Rivlin rejects university curb on political speech

By TTN

A recent proposal by Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett (head of the rightwing Jewish Home party), for the Knesset to legislate an “ethics code” that would prohibit university faculty from voicing their political opinions in class and from “participating in, or voicing support for, academic boycotts against Israeli institutions,” has drawn concern from members of our […]

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