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Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of progressive politics.

Post-Pittsburgh Views on Antisemitism

Shloshim (the 30-day milestone in the Jewish mourning tradition) is now over for the victims of the massacre of Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue.  In the past few weeks, members of The Third Narrative online community have indicated some diversity in how we assess the state of American Jewry and antisemitism.  Steven Lubet has opined […]

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Activists Confront Diaspora Conference in Tel Aviv

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

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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Our Concern over ‘Nation-State’ Bill

Ameinu and 13 other liberal American-Jewish organizations* have addressed the following letter to Isaac Herzog, the outgoing Leader of the Opposition in the Knesset, soon to become the new chairperson of the Jewish Agency for Israel: We write to express our strong concerns about the Nation-State Bill, which would enshrine discrimination into Israel’s basic laws. […]

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Anti-BDS Laws Undercut Israel Advocacy

Our TTN colleague, David Schraub, a lecturer and researcher in law at the University of California-Berkeley and the California Constitution Center, wrote this opinion piece in The Forward: “Why People Who Oppose BDS Should Oppose Anti-BDS Laws, Too.” A liberal opponent of the anti-Israel BDS campaign, he nevertheless cites examples of how state politicians, university administrators and bureaucrats apply […]

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Zionist ‘Prince’, Now Ex-Zionist

As the son of Yosef Burg, a founder of Israel and leader of the then-moderate religious-Zionist party who served as a cabinet minister in virtually all Israeli governments from 1951 until 1986, Avraham Burg* may be considered a veritable “prince” of Zionism. The younger Burg was also once at the pinnacle of power in Israel, serving variously as: the […]

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Slamming ‘Progressive’ Support for Farrakhan

Our TTN colleague, David Schraub, has just had this opinion piece published at Haaretz:  “No One Who Praises an anti-Semite Like Louis Farrakhan Can Call Herself ‘Progressive’.” Reacting to the warmth expressed for Louis Farrakhan, the extreme Black nationalist preacher, by Women’s March co-leader Tamika Mallory — even in the face of Farrakhan’s fresh antisemitic outburst — Schraub’s main point is […]

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