Archive by Author: TTN

‘The Loneliness of the Liberal Zionist’

By TTN

The following is excerpted and condensed from a feisty opinion piece in The Forward, “The Loneliness of the Liberal Zionist,” by Jarrod Tanny, an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington: . . .  To be a liberal Zionist usually means supporting a two-state solution based on the Oslo Accords, so that […]

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Israel’s Jewish? What a Surprise!

By TTN

Seventy years after Israel’s founding, the Knesset has just narrowly passed a new basic law (having constitutional authority) outlining in symbolic terms how Israel is the “Nation State of the Jewish People.”  Arab Members of Knesset loudly proclaimed their outrage.   Liberal-minded defenders of Israel have long referred to this section of its 1948 Declaration of […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Supports 2 States

By TTN

This may be considered a postscript to “Is Dem/Socialist Candidate Anti-Israel?”  Margaret Hoover, a great granddaughter of Pres. Herbert Hoover, has renewed the legacy of William Buckley’s “Firing Line” TV franchise on PBS.  Unlike Buckley, however, her hosting style is to politely question and discuss issues rather than to aggressively debate guests with opposing political […]

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Is Dem/Socialist Candidate Anti-Israel?

By TTN

Paul Berman reflects thoughtfully, in Tablet, on the surprise Democratic primary election victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 year-old Bernie Sanders ally and member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), over a local and national Democratic party titan, Joe Crowley, representing a Queens and Bronx Congressional district.  Crowley’s the Queens County Democratic party chair and a ten-term veteran […]

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More Focus on Gaza

By TTN

Last week, The Third Narrative online community continued to discuss and debate the recent bloodshed along the Gaza/Israel border.  In part, this took the form of dueling references to articles.  It began with a link to Lisa Goldman’s moral indictment in The Forward entitled “The Racism of Blaming Palestinians for Their Own Deaths.” One response […]

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B-G University Honors Cary Nelson

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The scroll awarding our Third Narrative and Alliance for Academic Freedom colleague an honorary doctorate reads (in its English section) as follows:  The Senate and the Executive Committee of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev hereby resolve to honor Prof. Cary Nelson In tribute to an erudite and visionary man of letters, for his uncompromising dedication […]

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Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Events

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The New Israel Fund (NIF), American Friends of the Parents Circle-Families Forum (known originally as the Bereaved Families Circle) and American Friends of Combatants for Peace co-sponsored a Yom Hazikaron memorial for Israelis and Palestinians at the Jewish Y on East 14th Street in Manhattan.  This event was in tandem with the 13th annual joint Yom […]

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