Archive by Author: TTN Blog

Progressive Zionist Support for Airbnb

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The global booking service, Airbnb, has decided to de-list about 200 lodgings in West Bank settlements.  It continues to list 20,000 lodgings within Green Line Israel and in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.  In explaining its decision, the company states at its website that it “does not support the BDS movement, any boycott of Israel, […]

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Post-Pittsburgh Views on Antisemitism

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Shloshim (the 30-day milestone in the Jewish mourning tradition) is now over for the victims of the massacre of Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue.  In the past few weeks, members of The Third Narrative online community have indicated some diversity in how we assess the state of American Jewry and antisemitism.  Steven Lubet has opined […]

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More on Lara Alqasem

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This cartoon is from the the anti-Israel/anti-Zionist webzine, Mondoweiss.net, exemplifying the harm Israel’s government has inflicted by detaining and attempting to deport Lara Alqasem, to bar her from graduate studies at Hebrew University.  TTN (The Third Narrative) participants have been intensively discussing this odd case of an American grandchild of Palestinians who led her college […]

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Is ‘Open Hillel’ Closing Hillel?

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Our TTN colleague, David Schraub, a lecturer in law at Berkeley, has published a piece in Tablet  (“ATTACKING HILLEL IN COURT, OPEN HILLEL TAKES AIM AT CAMPUS JEWS AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW“) on the implications of the insurgent Open Hillel group siding against Jewish students suing San Francisco State University for allegedly tolerating and buttressing “a pervasively […]

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Israelis Challenge Nation-State Law

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In discussing the new Jewish Nation-State Law, Third Narrative participants have generally expressed strong sympathy for 180 prominent Israeli artists, writers and intellectuals who have signed a letter calling for the cancellation of the recently passed basic law.  (Novelists David Grossman and Amos Oz, pictured above, are among them.)  In a substantive sense, the law […]

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Palestinian Recognition of Jewish State?

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Alan Dowty, a professor emeritus of political science at Notre Dame University and a member of our Third Narrative online community, has recently published this opinion piece in The Forward: “Israel Just Recognized Itself As A Jewish State. Stop Asking Palestinians To.” The following is excerpted from his article: . . .  The Israeli demand […]

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Non-Scholarly Polemic from UC Press

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What follows are the opening paragraphs of a book review by Professor Cary Nelson — co-chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a group affiliated with The Third Narrative (TTN) — at Fathom, an online journal published in the UK (hence its British spellings): Sunaina Maira’s book Boycott! The Academy and Justice for Palestine would not ordinarily be […]

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