Archive by Author: TTN

Comparing Settler-Colonial Societies

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Thomas G. Mitchell is an independent scholar with a doctorate in international relations from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from Hebrew University.  He has published a number of articles and books comparing the politics of “military politicians” and (where relevant) the peace processes in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel/Palestine.  (He […]

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Todd Gitlin on Beinart Interview of Barghouti

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Todd Gitlin and Ralph Seliger share their reflections on Peter Beinart’s July 9th Zoom interview with Omar Barghouti, founder of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel.  First, here’s an expanded version of how Seliger initiated the discussion: Barghouti is more rigid in his extreme pronouncements than I thought he’d be, and Beinart barely […]

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More on Antisemitism/Anti-Zionism Debate

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Steven Richard Sheffey writes a weekly e-newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update” — which he describes as “Calling balls and strikes for the pro-Israel community since 2006.” His June 13, 2021 edition is headlined “But is it Antisemitic?”  An avowed Zionist, Sheffey quotes the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, but not as a polemical counter to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) […]

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2 Reassuring Webinars on I/P Issues

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One event, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, was a Zoom conversation between Prof. Ron Robin, president of the University of Haifa, and Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, moderated by Dr. Shahar Sadeh.  It drew 220 people on Zoom, at least 40 views on Youtube and 490 on […]

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Battle Over Ethnic Studies in California Schools

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The following consists mostly of excerpts from the Haaretz article, “How California’s Jewish Community Won the Battle Over a New Ethnic Studies Program,” which prominently features comments in the mix by TTN colleague, David Schraub (pictured): . . .  Sounding the alarm was veteran journalist Emily Benedek. In her Tablet Magazine article, California is Cleansing Jews from […]

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A Liberal’s Support for Zionism (but not Bibi)

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The following is a selection from the Jan. 3rd issue of the weekly newsletter by Steven Sheffey, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update“:  The U.S.-Israel relationship is grounded in shared foreign policy interests and shared values. “Shared” does not mean identical, which is why every administration, from Truman to Trump, has at times publicly disagreed with Israel. The U.S.-Israel […]

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Ossoff, Warnock, Biden Re Israel

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Although The Third Narrative is nonpartisan, we examine the impact of politics (whether in the US, Israel or academia) on Israel and the Jewish community.  It is in this spirit that TTN reproduces the following, selected in abridged form from Steven Richard Sheffey’s weekly newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update,” focusing on the two US Senate […]

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