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Comparing Settler-Colonial Societies

By TTN

Thomas G. Mitchell is an independent scholar with a doctorate in international relations from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from Hebrew University.  He has published a number of articles and books comparing the politics of “military politicians” and (where relevant) the peace processes in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel/Palestine.  (He […]

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How NOT to Explain the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Ralph Seliger

As a perk for signing up for at least one session of this year’s PPI Digital Israel Symposium, I watched “The Tinderbox“ by an English-Jewish filmmaker named Gillian Mosely.  She tried to show “both sides” of the conflict, but what she really did was to mostly present hardline Israeli views alongside understandable grievances from a number of […]

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Todd Gitlin on Beinart Interview of Barghouti

By TTN

Todd Gitlin and Ralph Seliger share their reflections on Peter Beinart’s July 9th Zoom interview with Omar Barghouti, founder of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel.  First, here’s an expanded version of how Seliger initiated the discussion: Barghouti is more rigid in his extreme pronouncements than I thought he’d be, and Beinart barely […]

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Nathan Thrall’s Cartoonish Anti-Zionism

By Bernard Bohbot

Nathan Thrall (pictured) is a gifted writer who, unfortunately, embraces extremist views. While his NY Review of Books article “A Day in the Life of Abed Salama,” provides a window into Israel’s violation of Palestinian human rights, his baseless allegations against liberal Zionism must not go unanswered. To begin with, a couple of problematic quotes […]

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Israel is NOT a ‘settler colonial’ state

By TTN Blog

Third Narrative colleague, Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, has shared the following with us: Jonathan Zasloff and I have an essay at Haaretz.com explaining why the “settler colonial” trope is tendentious and wrong, even though it has become routine in academia and has increasingly shown up in the mainstream media. You […]

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Examining Academic Freedom for Palestinians

By TTN Blog

What follows is condensed from a review article in the British online journal Fathom of Cary Nelson’s “Not in Kansas Anymore: Academic Freedom in Palestinian Universities”:  . . . .  The book opens with an account of violent attacks on two senior academics in different Palestinian universities. One of these academics took some students to […]

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Raising the Progressive Zionist Voice

By Ameinu Office

This is a joint statement by the presidents of Ameinu and Partners for Progressive Israel, Ken Bob and Paul Scham respectively, in the wake of right-wing maneuvering within the American Zionist Movement to block membership of the J Street Education Fund: We are writing to make you aware of some very recent and welcome changes […]

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