Archive by Author: TTN

‘Dual Loyalty’? A Liberal Jew Pleads ‘Guilty’

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The following is most of a Facebook post on the issues swirling around Rep. Ilhan Omar by Walter Ruby, a veteran journalist (posted here at TTN, with his approval): • Ilhan Omar has made me and many American Jews extremely uncomfortable by asserting that US support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins” and raising the […]

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Tzipi Livni Bows Out; What Might Have Been

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Tzipi Livni is a remarkable figure of the last two decades of Israeli political life.  The progeny of a family of followers of Revisionist (rightwing) Zionist leader, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, she emerged into politics as a Likud MK and then as an important government minister under Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert — eventually succeeding Olmert as leader […]

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‘Two States/One Homeland’ is All about 2 States

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On Jan. 15, Partners for Progressive Israel (PPI) sponsored a webinar erroneously entitled “Beyond Two States: Is Confederation the Solution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict?”  All three speakers are Israeli citizens: Galia Golan is a professor emerita at Hebrew University and a longtime left-Zionist peace activist; Thabet Abu Rass is currently the co-CEO of The Abraham Fund […]

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New Web-zine: The Tel Aviv Review of Books

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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

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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

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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

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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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