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Israel is NOT a ‘settler colonial’ state

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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

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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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Will Hamas Rearm or Rebuild?

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Issued shortly before the current ceasefire took hold, the following statement is from the executive committee of MLA Members for Scholars’ Rights, a group opposed to academic boycotts of Israel: THE GAZA CONFLICT: LOOKING FORWARD As Israelis rush to shelter from thousands of rockets and Palestinians in Gaza endure daily bombardment, there is urgent need […]

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Three Definitions of Antisemitism, Part 2

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Just prior to Holocaust Remembrance Day, our TTN colleague, David Schraub (pictured here), has continued to analyze definitions of antisemitism in a number of venues.  Part I of his discussion centered around his chart comparing three distinct frameworks on antisemitism: the increasingly prevalent “working definition” from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which triggered the new […]

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Three Definitions of Antisemitism: A Comparison

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TTN members discussed the merits and demerits of the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, which drew the signatures of more than 200 Jewish scholars and a few activists, as an alternative to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition.  Although viewed skeptically by some of us as a way to legitimize or enable opposition to Israel […]

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Competing Panels on Antisemitism

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Our TTN colleague, Karla Goldman, is the Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan where she directs the Jewish Communal Leadership Program.  She reported on a controversial panel discussion organized by the Jewish Voice for Peace, an officially anti-Zionist organization, in conjunction with a pro-Zionist online […]

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TTN Discussion on BDS & Anti-Zionism

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This began when Kenneth S. Stern, currently director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and our colleague at The Third Narrative (TTN), informed us of his recent Times of Israel blog post, “Zionism is not racism – BDS isn’t always anti-Semitism,” criticizing Secretary of State Pompeo (pictured here) for his declaration that the […]

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