Archive by Author: TTN

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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Mayhem on Gaza Border Continues

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The Gaza/Israel borderline is on the verge of experiencing a third successive Friday mass demonstration in the Hamas and populist Palestinian “March of Return” campaign.  We at The Third Narrative have been intensively debating the nature of this action, whether it’s best understood as a mostly peaceful demonstration or a violent threat to Israel.  (See this post […]

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70th Anniversary Israel Issue of ‘Fathom’

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Fathom is a British journal dedicated to examining and largely celebrating Israel from a centrist or moderately liberal point of view.  We thank our TTN colleague, Prof. Cary Nelson, for advising us of this new issue, freely accessible at its website, along with its archive and other features:     FATHOM HIGHLIGHT | ISRAEL70 SPECIAL ISSUE […]

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Anti-BDS Laws Undercut Israel Advocacy

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Our TTN colleague, David Schraub, a lecturer and researcher in law at the University of California-Berkeley and the California Constitution Center, wrote this opinion piece in The Forward: “Why People Who Oppose BDS Should Oppose Anti-BDS Laws, Too.” A liberal opponent of the anti-Israel BDS campaign, he nevertheless cites examples of how state politicians, university administrators and bureaucrats apply […]

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Slamming ‘Progressive’ Support for Farrakhan

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Our TTN colleague, David Schraub, has just had this opinion piece published at Haaretz:  “No One Who Praises an anti-Semite Like Louis Farrakhan Can Call Herself ‘Progressive’.” Reacting to the warmth expressed for Louis Farrakhan, the extreme Black nationalist preacher, by Women’s March co-leader Tamika Mallory — even in the face of Farrakhan’s fresh antisemitic outburst — Schraub’s main point is […]

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