Archive by Author: TTN

Bernie Sanders on Israel and Jewishness

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There’s a new Jewish Currents article regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness (“What Being Jewish Means to Bernie“).  Although the JC piece was fairly good, it left out one or more instances during his 2016 campaign when he was heckled for supporting Israel’s existence and effectively shut down this kind of attack.  While this TTN post should […]

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Trump Envoy: What Settlements? What Occupation?

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In the wake of the Bahrain conference on the economic phase of the Trump administration’s purported peace plan, the PBS Newshour aired Judy Woodruff’s interview with Pres. Trump’s special envoy, Jason Greenblatt.  Although more diplomatic in tone than the current US ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman, Greenblatt is cut from the same pro-settlements cloth as […]

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Obstacles to United Jewish-Arab Left

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Daniel Gordis, an American-Israeli commentator with center-right leanings, does not generally advance views consonant with The Third Narrative.  But what he said in a recent Bloomberg piece, “Israel’s New Election Is an Opportunity for Its Arabs,” deserves our attention (especially in tandem with the second half of this post): . . . Netanyahu sought a deal […]

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How Zionist Left May Revive

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This article is translated by Efrat Levy from the weekend edition of Makor Rishon, a broadsheet publication that she describes as “strongly identified with the right and with settlers.”  Dr. Levy is a professor of educational studies at Empire State College in Albany, NY.  The article is mainly an interview with Yaniv Sagee, the CEO of […]

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A United Jewish-Arab Left?

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There was a lively discussion at the Facebook page of veteran peace activist Gershon Baskin, when he referenced a +972 article (“Meretz facing internal pressure to become Jewish-Arab party“) on the debate within Meretz as to whether it should again attempt to unite with Labor, an effort spurned during the recent campaign by Labor Party chair […]

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Madonna at Eurovision: Defies BDS & Supports 2-State Peace

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Madonna defied BDS by performing at this year’s Eurovision contest held in Tel Aviv (her fourth visit to Israel). She subtly signaled support for a two-state solution by having one dancer wearing a Palestinian flag on her back while arm-in-arm with another dancer with an Israeli flag on his back. Somewhat enigmatically, a couple of […]

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One State, Two State, No State, New State

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Israel’s independence day is celebrated according to the Hebrew calendar (in 2019, it was from sundown May 8th through sunset May 9th); the Gregorian calendar date when Israel declared independence was May 14, 1948.  The map is from the United Nation’s plan to partition the Mandate of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.   Passed in the […]

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