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Palestinians show their ID cards to Israeli border police as they cross the checkpoint in the West bank city of Bethlehem as they head to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to attend the first Friday prayers of Ramadan. Israeli security forces were to restrict access to the Al Aqsa on the first day of Friday prayers of Ramadan to Muslim men 45 years old and over, and women of all ages, following two days of riots between Arabs in East Jerusalem and Israeli security. June 10, 2016.  Photo by Wisam hashlamoun/FLASH90

Colleague Stirs Controversy with Anti-Zionist Op-ed

By TTN Blog

Prof. Hasia Diner is a highly respected scholar at New York University who specializes in Jewish history.  She is also one of the scholars and activists connected with The Third Narrative (TTN), our project that advocates a peaceful two-state resolution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian-Arab people, respecting the national aspirations and democratic rights 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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New Book Released by Professor Cary Nelson, co-chair of AAF

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel by Professor Cary Nelson, co-chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), an affiliated group with The Third Narrative (TTN). The book is a compilation of scholarly essays by experts on various aspects of […]

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Behind the Arab ‘No’ to Zionism

By TTN Blog

A number of TTN colleagues have noted the analyses of Dr. Natasha Gill, formerly a research associate at Barnard College and a professor of conflict studies at The New School.  She is the founder and director of TRACK4, which runs negotiation simulations for diplomats, mediators, journalists, policy makers, students and community leaders.  And she is the author of […]

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Michael Feige, Z”L, Victim of Terror Attack

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This sad announcement was written by Ilan Troen, president of the Association of Israel Studies.  This news shocked many of our “Third Narrative” colleagues who knew him or his work: Prof. Michael Feige was one of the victims of the terror attack in central Tel-Aviv [http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-hails-international-community-condemns-horrific-tel-aviv-attack/] on Wednesday night, June 8. Michael Feige was a […]

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Palestinian Voices for Dialogue and Peace

By Ameinu Office

A website called the Fikra Forum describes itself as “an online community that aims to generate ideas to support Arab democrats in their struggle with authoritarians and extremists.”  In this post, we bring to readers’ attention two recent contributions by Palestinian writers.   “On the Significance of Dialogue,” by Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, an Islamic educator based […]

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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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