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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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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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