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Free Book: ‘The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel’

We are happy to offer a free PDF copy of the book “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel,” edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, with a preface by Paul Berman. Here’s a description by Prof. Marjorie Perloff: What is the Academic BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement really all about? What is the relation, if […]

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How NOT to Explain the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Ralph Seliger

As a perk for signing up for at least one session of this year’s PPI Digital Israel Symposium, I watched “The Tinderbox“ by an English-Jewish filmmaker named Gillian Mosely.  She tried to show “both sides” of the conflict, but what she really did was to mostly present hardline Israeli views alongside understandable grievances from a number of […]

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More on Antisemitism/Anti-Zionism Debate

By TTN

Steven Richard Sheffey writes a weekly e-newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update” — which he describes as “Calling balls and strikes for the pro-Israel community since 2006.” His June 13, 2021 edition is headlined “But is it Antisemitic?”  An avowed Zionist, Sheffey quotes the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, but not as a polemical counter to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) […]

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Three Definitions of Antisemitism, Part 2

By TTN Blog

Just prior to Holocaust Remembrance Day, our TTN colleague, David Schraub (pictured here), has continued to analyze definitions of antisemitism in a number of venues.  Part I of his discussion centered around his chart comparing three distinct frameworks on antisemitism: the increasingly prevalent “working definition” from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which triggered the new […]

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Three Definitions of Antisemitism: A Comparison

By TTN Blog

TTN members discussed the merits and demerits of the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, which drew the signatures of more than 200 Jewish scholars and a few activists, as an alternative to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition.  Although viewed skeptically by some of us as a way to legitimize or enable opposition to Israel […]

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Competing Panels on Antisemitism

By TTN Blog

Our TTN colleague, Karla Goldman, is the Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan where she directs the Jewish Communal Leadership Program.  She reported on a controversial panel discussion organized by the Jewish Voice for Peace, an officially anti-Zionist organization, in conjunction with a pro-Zionist online […]

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TTN Discussion on BDS & Anti-Zionism

By TTN Blog

This began when Kenneth S. Stern, currently director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and our colleague at The Third Narrative (TTN), informed us of his recent Times of Israel blog post, “Zionism is not racism – BDS isn’t always anti-Semitism,” criticizing Secretary of State Pompeo (pictured here) for his declaration that the […]

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