Archive by Author: TTN

Some Good News and Very Bad News

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The good news first: In the case that TTN’s Ken Bob wrote about the other day, Israel’s Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of giving the people of al-Walaja six more months to submit a zoning plan, which would allay and hopefully end the threat of eviction for 38 Palestinian families.    Now the […]

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Israel’s Arab Citizens Condemn Terror Attacks

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The following is taken from an article by Afif Abu Much in the Internet news source on the Middle East, Al-Monitor: Two of Israel’s border police officers, Yazan Falah and Shirel Aboukaret [in photo], were killed March 27 in a shooting in downtown Hadera. The incident was Israel’s second terrorist attack in a week, after four […]

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On Resuming Nuclear Deal with Iran

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After suffering the enormous shock of suddenly losing his 19-year-old daughter Orli, Steven Sheffey, TTN’s friend (pictured), has resumed writing his weekly newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update.” Words fail, but our hearts must go out to Steve and his family.  TTN includes the section he wrote on the likely agreement to resume a version of the […]

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Todd Gitlin Z”L (1943-2022)

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We remember one of our colleagues at The Third Narrative.  This links to an archive of his writings posted at The Third Narrative website: https://thirdnarrative.org/author/todd-gitlin/.  And on July 9, 2021, he collaborated in a post critiquing Peter Beinart’s webinar interview with BDS founder Omar Barghouti: “Todd Gitlin on Beinart Interview of Barghouti.” Prof. Peter Dreier of […]

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Liberal Zionists on ‘Apartheid’ Report

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This is the statement issued by Ameinu, The Third Narrative’s sponsoring organization, regarding Amnesty International’s report: Amnesty International released a report entitled, “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity.” This report has received global attention and was rejected unequivocally by the governments of Israel and the United States for its […]

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Another Terrorist Icon

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This is a reflection on the Colleyville, Texas synagogue hostage-taking incident from our colleague Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  Beneath it is a video recording of Rabbi Angela Buchdahl’s reaction to this event, a drama she was personally dragged into via two phone calls from the hostage taker:   I have an essay […]

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A Defence of Liberal Zionism

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Dr. Yehezkel Landau, a dual Israeli-American citizen, was executive director of the Oz veShalom-Netivot Shalom religious peace movement and then co-founder and co-director of the Open House peace center in Ramle. From 2002 to 2016 he was a professor of Jewish tradition and interfaith relations at Hartford Seminary.  His response to Mark Braverman, a pro-Palestinian Jewish activist and writer, […]

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