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We Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day and Call for an Independence Day for Palestine

On Israel Independence Day, we recall that Israel’s Declaration of Independence proclaimed the necessity and justice of establishing an independent Israeli nation-state that would embody the Jewish people’s right to national self-determination and serve as an ultimate refuge for Jews everywhere. The success of that endeavor, and Israel’s persistence in the face of many dangers […]

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True Confessions of a Non-Zionist Jew

Embarrassment. Revulsion. Outrage. Righteous defensiveness. Impatience. Visceral reactions of one Jew toward the Jewish State. Reader, please indulge me: When I think about Israel, I’m a churning sea of emotions. My emotions are neither simple nor pure, nor impervious to other emotions, or arguments, or evidence. I don’t think with my viscera, but I don’t […]

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Progressive Scholars Oppose BDS’ “Anti-Normalization Campaign

“Anti-Normalization” Prevents Peace, Sustains the Occupation, Undermines Academic Freedom, and Harms Students New York, March 19, 2015 For More Information Contact: Steven M. Cohen, steve34nyc@aol.com Mira Sucharov, sucharov@hotmail.com Cary Nelson, crnelson@illinois.edu Jeff Weintraub, aweintra@sas.upenn.edu Gideon Aronoff, Gideon@Ameinu.net Scholars for Israel and Palestine (SIP) and the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) today jointly issued a statement […]

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Anti-BDS Scholars Challenge Netanyahu Decision to Make US-Israel Relationship Partisan

Oppose Policies that Promote the  Occupation and Demean Palestinians and Israeli Critics February 26, 2015 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Professor Steven M. Cohen — steve34nyc@aol.com Professor Mira Sucharov — sucharov@hotmail.com Professor Todd Gitlin — tg2058@columbia.edu Professor Irwin Sandler — sandler.irwin@gmail.com Professor Michael Walzer — walzer@ias.edu Yesterday, 65 leading progressive academics and scholars from across […]

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Scholars for Israel and Palestine

Scholars for Israel and Palestine (SIP) Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, Pro-Peace   Introduction Scholars for Israel and Palestine (SIP) is committed to advancing a two-state solution to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine, bringing peace, justice and dignity to both sides. We see the conflict as a tragic clash of two legitimate national movements. We seek […]

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Israel: A Time for Personal Sanctions

Scholars for Israel and Palestine (SIP) Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, Pro-Peace The perspective contained in the following statement are the collective thinking of the signatories, as developed through discussions of the SIP.  It does not represent the views of the SIP as a whole, The Third Narrative or any other institution. For More Information about this Declaration […]

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Prominent Progressive Academics Call for Immediate Israeli Peace Initiative

  On October 14, 2014 the British Parliament voted to recognize a Palestinian state, launching a dynamic debate around the world on whether the vote would help or hurt the chances of peace and reconciliation between Israel and Palestine.  Since then, members of the Academic Advisory Council (AAC) of The Third Narrative have been deeply […]

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