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Opponents’ Blunders Led to Netanyahu Victory

By Ralph Seliger

In results analogous to how Donald Trump won in the U.S. Electoral College, despite a popular vote deficit of 2.8 million in 2016, Benjamin Netanyahu is returning to power due to an artifact of Israel’s electoral system — the 3.25% minimum threshold required of competing lists to be elected to the Knesset (raised from 2% in […]

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AIPAC Defeats Levin, But AWOL re Omar

By Ralph Seliger

As recorded on YouTube (see below), Rep. Andy Levin seems enormously appealing and upright.  I basically share his views on Israel and the Palestinians, which favor a negotiated two-state solution, a different perspective than Peter Beinart who interviewed him days prior to his primary loss.  AIPAC channeled money to help defeat him, while not spending […]

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On Excluding Zionists from Campus Groups

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

THE UNCONSCIONABLE EXCLUSION OF ZIONISTS FROM CAMPUS GROUPS This summer, two Jewish undergraduates at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Cassandra Blotner and Ofek Preis, charged in a complaint to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights that they were expelled from a student group devoted to helping sexual assault survivors […]

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MESA Defends Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory re Rushdie Stabbing

By TTN Blog

A new essay in The Daily Beast by Steven Lubet, “Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories Are Going Mainstream,” has prompted discussion from fellow members of The Third Narrative.  The gist of Prof. Lubet’s piece is as follows: Shortly after the vicious stabbing of Indian-British-American author Salman Rushdie, Prof. Nader Hashemi, a specialist on Islam-West Relations, opined on the Iran Podcast that Israel […]

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Ameinu Protests Suppression of Palestinian Civil Rights Groups

By Ameinu Office

Ameinu Joins Other U.S. Jewish Organizations in Urging Secretary Blinken to Address Suppression of Palestinian Civil Rights Groups August 23, 2022 Dear Secretary Blinken: We are writing to express our deep concern with the latest escalation of the Israeli government’s campaign of suppression against Al Haq; Addameer; Defense For Children International-Palestine; Bisan; the Union of […]

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MLA Distorts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

THE ALLIANCE FOR ACADEMIC FREEDOM CONDEMNS THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION’S ILL-INFORMED ATTACK ON THE IHRA DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM In June 2022, the executive committee of the Modern Language Association joined a chorus of critics who have attacked the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance [IHRA] definition of antisemitism. It did so on grounds that were factually false […]

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Presbyterians Critique PCUSA ‘Apartheid’ Resolution

By TTN Blog

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUSA) has passed a resolution entitled “On Recognition That Israel’s Laws, Policies, and Practices Constitute Apartheid Against the Palestinian People.”   While there definitely are practices and policies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem that resemble Apartheid (see Michael Sfard’s legal opinion entitled “The Occupation of […]

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