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Bernie Squares the Circle

By Robert Jennings

Senator Bernie Sanders wowed those assembled at the J Street conference on Monday, Feb. 27. [Click here for the JTA news report, and click here to read his text at] This is from an article by an Arab American impressed with Sen. Sanders’ speech: For so long, the idea that one could condemn Israel’s military […]

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Philip Mendes: ‘Greater Israel Paradigm’ Returns

By TTN Blog

This was originally posted online as “Back to the Future: the Disturbing return of the Greater Israel paradigm” by its author, Philip Mendes.  An Australian colleague of The Third Narrative, Associate Professor Mendes is director of the Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research Unit in the Department of Social Work at Monash University near Melbourne. […]

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United States House leader Nancy Pelosi, center, and Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison stand with Israel's Deputy Premier and Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres prior to their dinner at a restaurant in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, March 31, 2007. Earlier in the day Pelosi, the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives toured Jerusalem holy sites , along with a congressional delegation that included Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress. The tour came on the delegation's first full day in Jerusalem, the first stop on their fact-finding trip to the Middle East. (AP Photo)

Rep. Ellison’s Middle East Views Do Not Disqualify Him for Leadership

By Scholars for Israel and Palestine

Scholars for Israel and Palestine condemn the recent attacks on Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) that claim he should be disqualified as a candidate for the position of Chair of the Democratic National Committee because of his attitudes on Israel, Palestine, and Jews. We take no position on who should be selected as DNC Chair. But […]

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Mohammed Dajani

Palestinian Voice for ‘Normalization’ with Israel

By Ameinu Office

Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi is a Jerusalem-born scholar and peace activist who founded and directs the Wasatia Graduate Academic Institute, a Palestinian Islamic institution  promoting moderation, reconciliation, peace, tolerance and justice.  This interview was originally published on the Fikra Forum website.  (The Fikra Forum is “an independent initiative of the Washington Institute for Near […]

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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


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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