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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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College Student Responds to Anti-Zionist Intersectionality


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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Tom Friedman

What Israel’s Nightmare Trajectory May Mean On Campus

By TTN Blog

This post is drawn, with the permission of Robert Jennings, from statements he made on a lengthy email discussion thread of The Third Narrative Google group.  He began with NY Times columnist Tom Friedman’s nightmare scenario of the Middle East, “The Many Mideast Solutions,” which includes Friedman’s view that Netanyahu has probably insured a one-state future for […]

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Phil Weiss

Phil Weiss Extols Prof. Pappe, Attacks All Zionists

By Ralph Seliger

The crusading anti-Zionist journalist, Philip Weiss — founder and co-editor of the vituperative webzine, Mondoweiss — has written a piece carried in the left-wing Portside publication, reporting on an appearance at New York University by Prof. Ilan Pappe, an Anglo-Israeli historian with a decidedly anti-Zionist bent (“‘We wasted 40 years talking about nothing, doing nothing’ […]

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When the Fight Over BDS Is a Jewish Civil War

By Peter Beinart

Vassar, according to one conservative website, is among the ten most anti-Semitic colleges in America. Last month, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal declared that, “Anti-Israel sentiment mixed with age-old anti-Semitism has reached a fever pitch” there. So it was with some anxiety that I travelled last week to the 155-year old former women’s […]

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