Archive by Author: TTN

New Web-zine: The Tel Aviv Review of Books

By TTN

There’s a refreshing openness in a new online magazine, The Tel Aviv Review of Books — an English-language review of Israeli books (whether or not translated into English).  Among its intriguing contents in its December (inaugural) issue are separately authored reviews of two new Hebrew works on the decline of Israel’s left: Collapse—The Disintegration of the […]

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Jews & Arabs Ally in Tel Aviv Elections

By TTN

On October 30, Israel held its municipal elections across the country.  This post is based upon a PPI blog/Israel Horizons piece by Hillel Schenker, currently a co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal and a former chair of Democrats Abroad – Israel.  He reported on those elections, with a focus upon what transpired in his hometown of Tel Aviv.   […]

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Activists Confront Diaspora Conference in Tel Aviv

By TTN

Before returning home to an American Jewish community reeling from the mass murder in Pittsburgh, the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) — known as the GA and usually held in the United States — met for three days in Tel Aviv.  The Times of Israel article, “Diaspora activists protest at GA to […]

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Palestinian Radicals Disrupt Peace Event

By TTN

This is most of a message from Hillel Schenker, the Israeli co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal: On Wednesday evening, September 12th, the Palestine-Israel Journal , in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung [a foundation associated with Germany’s Social Democratic Party] organized a public event at the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem to launch our latest and very timely issue devoted […]

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‘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!

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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

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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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