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Nathan Thrall’s Attack on Liberal Zionism

By Ralph Seliger

Thrall is a curious sort.  I don’t believe that he really wants to do Israel in, but he argues powerfully (in a NY Times op-ed and in a longer piece in the Guardian) against the liberal-Zionist view that a reasonable peace deal can be negotiated if there’s an amenable political alignment and a sufficient good-faith effort […]

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Pres. Ruby Rivlin

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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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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David Shulman

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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Cooper Boyar

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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