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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 Haaretz.com.] 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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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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Israel-Prize Scholar Shows Third Way

By TTN

The following is a slightly abridged version of journalist Gershom Gorenberg‘s May 19th column in The American Prospect: “The Elegance of a Dissident” How scholar and activist David Shulman [in photo] showed that you can oppose what a state is doing without rejecting the state itself. Sometimes sanity prevails.  . . . David Shulman, renowned scholar of Indian […]

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Will Federations Side with Israeli Gov’t or Students Fighting BDS?

By Ameinu Office

The author, Cooper Boyar (pictured in Habonim-Dror shirt at a J Street conference) is a junior at Brandeis, where he is president of the J Street U chapter and a new member of the Ameinu TTN committee.  The following article, “Federations Have a Choice to Make: Will They Side With the Israeli Government or Students Fighting BDS?” […]

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These Rare Texts Will Remind You What Israel Once Aspired To Be

By Ameinu Office

By Chaim Seidler-Feller and David N. Myers: Israeli democracy is under threat. Incitement against human rights organizations proceeds with little trace of official censure; cabinet ministers aim to impose new ideological litmus tests in the realm of education and culture; government-sponsored bills place Jews on a higher plane than other citizens, and the State’s Ashkenazi […]

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College Student Responds to Anti-Zionist Intersectionality

By TTN

Adam Chanes is a Northwestern University freshman, who wrote this as a guest columnist for The Spectrum, a student publication.  We reprint it with his permission.  He refers in the first sentence to Northwestern U. groups and another N.U. publication.   Although a stickler on historical detail might have mentioned the crushing of the Bar Kochba revolt in […]

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Liberal Zionists Lack Recognition and Support

By Ameinu Office

The following article was written by JTA’s editor in chief, Andrew Silow-Carroll, and republished here with his permission.  It’s prompted by indications in the press that most young Jews completely disregard the existence of liberal/progressive voices within the spectrum of individuals and groups that see themselves as Zionist or pro-Zionist. Silow-Carroll mentions The Third Narrative and Ameinu attempting […]

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