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A Left-Zionist’s Very Bad Day (Iran)

By Ralph Seliger

This is the second of two posts.  Click here for the first.   Late in the afternoon, I received a second shock which pulled me in the other direction, to feel protective of Israel.  I often participate in a “meetup” to discuss history, current events and political philosophies.  A session that I attended that day discussed […]

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Recent NY Times Articles on BDS

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On July 27, three veteran NY Times reporters wrote “an explainer” on the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel, entitled “Is B.D.S. Anti-Semitic? A Closer Look at the Boycott Israel Campaign.”  Some of us at TTN felt that this article was soft-pedaling how the movement’s leadership was opposed not just to Israeli settlements and […]

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Bernie Sanders on Israel and Jewishness

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There’s a new Jewish Currents article regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness (“What Being Jewish Means to Bernie“).  Although the JC piece was fairly good, it left out one or more instances during his 2016 campaign when he was heckled for supporting Israel’s existence and effectively shut down this kind of attack.  While this TTN post should […]

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My Zionism is Personal and Complicated

By Ralph Seliger

This is being posted on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day.  Most of the following was in a piece rejected by Jewish Currents, for which I had been a frequent contributor until the new anti-Zionist editorial direction began last year.  Please forgive some overlap with an earlier piece posted here, but also rejected by Jewish […]

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JVP is Anti-Zionist? Who Knew?

By Ralph Seliger

The only surprise regarding Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)—a group that fully supports BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel—finally “coming out” as anti-Zionist, on January 14th, is that it took so long. As a longtime left-Zionist who views the Trumpification of Israel with trepidation and horror, I can understand the JVP up to a point, […]

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‘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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NY Times’ Bari Weiss: Liberal-ish Conservative Jew

By Ralph Seliger

NY Times opinion editor and writer, Bari Weiss, has a heart of gold who hits the right notes for most liberal defenders of Israel and Jews — but not necessarily with the right emphasis.  Speaking from the stage of the ornate sanctuary of New York’s Temple Emanu-El, in an event organized by the Streicker Center, its […]

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