Archive by Author: TTN

Project Rozana: Building Bridges Via Healthcare

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Ken Bob, the president of Ameinu (TTN’s sponsor), also serves as the chairperson of Project Rozana USA.   Project Rozana is a global initiative that seeks to build bridges between Israeli citizens and Palestinians through health.  (This links to the story of Rozana Salawhi, the four-year old whose survival inspired Project Rozana’s name.)  What follows is a […]

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Israel Easing Access to Abortion

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Abortions have always been widely accessible in Israel but subject to the approval of a local review committee, which typically meets at neighborhood health facilities.  In more religious neighborhoods, pregnant applicants may be subject to a somewhat aggressive interrogation, but they are generally approved.  What follows are snippets of a NY Times opinion article by […]

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Boycotting Israel is Wrong, but Legal

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This is from the latest issue of Steven Sheffey’s newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update,” about a judicial ruling in Arkansas (Sheffey, pictured here, cites a TTN colleague, David Schraub):   [T]he Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, among the most right-wing courts of appeal in the country, ruled that an Arkansas state anti-BDS law was constitutional. This is the […]

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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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