Archive by Author: TTN Blog

Pitzer College Pres Vetoes BDS

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Pitzer College is one of the seven independent components of the Claremont, California consortium of colleges near Los Angeles.  Last November, TTN’s Alliance for Academic Freedom issued a statement opposing a faculty BDS resolution at that time (“Eroding Academic Freedom“).  The issue has come up again with a faculty vote to end the college’s study-abroad […]

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TTN Debates Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tweets

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Ilhan Omar, the Somali-American immigrant newly elected to the US House of Representatives from Minnesota, has reopened a can of worms with her “It’s all about the Benjamins” tweet, especially when she responded to the opinion editor at The Forward, Batya Ungar-Sargon, that she was referring to AIPAC buying support for Israel.  Reminding people of […]

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A Sympathetic Look at Steven Salaita’s New Blog

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For prior TTN posts on Steven Salaita, a Palestinian American whose hateful polemical tweeting behavior has shut him out of an academic career, click here and there. The following is from a new Faculty Lounge post by Steven Lubet, a TTN colleague who is a professor of law at Northwestern University:  Steven Salaita has launched a […]

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Alice Walker Embraces Antisemitic Writer

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Best-selling writer Alice Walker has revealed a truth about herself that previously was not seen by TTN editor Ralph Seliger, when he wrote about her strident anti-Israel views back in 2012: she embraces antisemitic conspiratorial thinking about Jews. This JTA/Times of Israel article sums it up, and there is this JTA/TOI follow-up, reporting on how Walker […]

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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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