Archive by Author: TTN

Boycott If You Wish, But Don’t Force Others

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In addition to “Don’t Be ‘Useful Idiots’ for BDS” by Michael Walzer, this post is a further followup to “Summer of Defeats for Academic BDS.”  It is by Steven B. Smith, the Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science at Yale University.  Both Professors Walzer and Smith spoke against a proposal considered and defeated by the Foundations of Political Theory […]

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Top Israeli Security Vets Support 2 States

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The following letter, dated August 27, 2019, was co-signed by 25 retired Israel Defense Forces commanders and former government security heads (listed under text). It is addressed to four members of the US House of Representatives: Bradley S. Schneider, Lee Zeldin, Jerrold Nadler and Ann Wagner:  We wish to express our appreciation for the passage […]

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DSA’s New Pro-BDS Resolution

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The Third Narrative first noted the dramatic changes in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) by posting a piece by writer-activist JoAnn Mort, a founding member of DSA and board member of Americans for Peace Now, reacting negatively to DSA’s full embrace of BDS at its national convention in 2017 (that resolution’s text is included […]

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Israel Destroys New Palestinian Homes

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There’s been wide international reporting on Israel’s demolition of new apartment houses in an area adjacent to East Jerusalem that is part of Area A, designated by the Oslo Accords as entirely under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction, but geographically part of a Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem and on the Israeli side of the separation barrier.  This […]

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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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