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On Resuming Nuclear Deal with Iran

By TTN

After suffering the enormous shock of suddenly losing his 19-year-old daughter Orli, Steven Sheffey, TTN’s friend (pictured), has resumed writing his weekly newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update.” Words fail, but our hearts must go out to Steve and his family.  TTN includes the section he wrote on the likely agreement to resume a version of the […]

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Disturbing Increase in Settler Violence

By Ralph Seliger

On Sunday, Feb. 13th, the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism hosted a talk by Irwin Cotler, a retired law professor and former Canadian Member of Parliament, Justice Minister and Attorney General who remains active battling antisemitism.  Politically, he’s a stalwart of Canada’s Liberal party, basically a centrist who has represented clients […]

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Comparing Settler-Colonial Societies

By TTN

Thomas G. Mitchell is an independent scholar with a doctorate in international relations from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from Hebrew University.  He has published a number of articles and books comparing the politics of “military politicians” and (where relevant) the peace processes in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel/Palestine.  (He […]

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Will Hamas Rearm or Rebuild?

By TTN Blog

Issued shortly before the current ceasefire took hold, the following statement is from the executive committee of MLA Members for Scholars’ Rights, a group opposed to academic boycotts of Israel: THE GAZA CONFLICT: LOOKING FORWARD As Israelis rush to shelter from thousands of rockets and Palestinians in Gaza endure daily bombardment, there is urgent need […]

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2 Reassuring Webinars on I/P Issues

By TTN

One event, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, was a Zoom conversation between Prof. Ron Robin, president of the University of Haifa, and Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, moderated by Dr. Shahar Sadeh.  It drew 220 people on Zoom, at least 40 views on Youtube and 490 on […]

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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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Examining Israel-U.A.E. Peace

By Ralph Seliger

The following is an adaptation of my talk on Sept. 1 at a Zoom session of the NYC Political Forum, a “Meetup” group.  Some of what I’ve learned came from Dr. Nimrod Novik in an Israel Policy Forum webinar.  I began by thanking the organizer for providing some helpful news links: . . . The link […]

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