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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’

By TTN

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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TTN Debates Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tweets

By TTN Blog

Ilhan Omar, the Somali-American immigrant newly elected to the US House of Representatives from Minnesota, has reopened a can of worms with her “It’s all about the Benjamins” tweet, especially when she responded to the opinion editor at The Forward, Batya Ungar-Sargon, that she was referring to AIPAC buying support for Israel.  Reminding people of […]

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A Sympathetic Look at Steven Salaita’s New Blog

By TTN Blog

For prior TTN posts on Steven Salaita, a Palestinian American whose hateful polemical tweeting behavior has shut him out of an academic career, click here and there. The following is from a new Faculty Lounge post by Steven Lubet, a TTN colleague who is a professor of law at Northwestern University:  Steven Salaita has launched a […]

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Antisemitism without Antisemites? Leftists on ‘Zionism’

By Ralph Seliger

This is my reflection on three recent British books about antisemitism and the Left, which I was originally commissioned to review for Jewish Currents.  But I dawdled until the editorial regime suddenly changed at Jewish Currents, and the new editor was not receptive.  The following is drawn from the publishers’ blurbs: Robert Fine and Philip […]

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