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The World According to Salaita: ‘Zionism’ as Über-Oppressor

Prof. John A. Shuler of the University of Illinois at Chicago has informed The Third Narrative community of an article by Dr. Steven Salaita, writing in The Nation following the recent settlement of his law suit.  The article begins with the following italicized editorial introduction: On November 12, Professor Steven Salaita settled his case against the University of Illinois […]

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As Mideast violence escalates, debate and dialogue shrinks

As hot as things have become in Israel and the West Bank over the last several weeks with escalating violence, here in North America a chill is palpable. It comes in the form of silencing within and across communities – in private homes, on university campuses and in community institutions. It’s coming from both sides: […]

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The Third Narrative’s ‘Pursuing Peace’ Teach-In, Part 2

[Click here for Part 1.]   Following the lunch break, a plenary session featured political theorist Michael Walzer in conversation with sociologist Todd Gitlin, largely centering on how they relate to Israel.  Although their positions on the issues are close, Prof. Walzer (pictured with moderator Prof. Alice Kessler-Harris [photo by Gili Getz]) identifies himself as a Zionist, while […]

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SIP Statement on the Crisis in Israel and Palestine

As the executive committee of Scholars for Israel and Palestine, we are appalled by the escalating wave of violence now engulfing Jerusalem and other areas. No political grievances can justify murderous attacks against civilians, be they Israelis or Palestinians or anyone else, and we are disturbed that misleading public statements about imminent Israeli threats to Al Aqsa […]

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Scholars Support the Iran Nuclear Agreement

September 3, 2015 TO: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Members of the U.S. Senate FROM: Partners for Progressive Israel Scholars for Israel and Palestine   Scholars Support the Iran Nuclear Agreement As scholars and professors, we call upon Congress to approve the nuclear agreement with Iran.  We join the 46 retired Israeli generals […]

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Ills of Anti-Normalization

On May 28, a group of Palestinian anti-normalization activists violently disrupted the Jerusalem Hug event, an annual gathering where “Israelis and Palestinians…walk hand in hand around the [Old City] walls” to promote peace in Jerusalem. The organizers justified their actions by claiming they felt “compelled to discipline the normalizers.” According to the Jerusalem Post, the […]

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End the Occupation, Oppose Academic Boycott, Support Dialogue

Israeli Anthropological Association – Resolution Press Release,  June 11 2015 Ashkelon, Israel: On Thursday, June 11 2015, the Israeli Anthropological Association’s Business meeting passed a resolution calling for the end of the occupation, opposing academic boycott and supporting dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. The Israeli Anthropological Association (IAA) is the professional organization of anthropologists in Israel and currently […]

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