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Open Letter to University of Cape Town

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

From: Prof. Cary Nelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and AAF Chair  To: Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice Chancellor), Sipho Pityana (Chair of Council), and other members of the worldwide University of Cape Town Community March 28, 2019 I write as chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a faculty group devoted to preserving and protecting academic freedom […]

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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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Ocasio-Cortez Supports 2 States

By TTN

This may be considered a postscript to “Is Dem/Socialist Candidate Anti-Israel?”  Margaret Hoover, a great granddaughter of Pres. Herbert Hoover, has renewed the legacy of William Buckley’s “Firing Line” TV franchise on PBS.  Unlike Buckley, however, her hosting style is to politely question and discuss issues rather than to aggressively debate guests with opposing political […]

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Minister Compromises Academic Freedom

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

This statement by the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (an affiliate of The Third Narrative) protests the decision of Israel’s Science & Technology Minister Ofir Akunis to block the appointment of a top brain researcher, Dr. Yael Amitai, to an international scientific committee because she once signed a petition supporting the right of […]

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Eurovision to Gaza: From Best to Bad

By Ralph Seliger

This should be entirely a good news story for lovers of Israel; sadly, it cannot be.  Two days after Israel’s Netta Barzilai’s first-place finish in the Eurovision songfest, there’s the double whammy of the worst day of carnage at the Gaza-Israel border, as oblivious Israelis and Americans celebrate the official transfer of the US embassy […]

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BDS and DSA: the American Left Loses its Way

By Jo Ann Mort

The Struggle for the Heart of the Left: Israel, Palestine and BDS It’s no surprise that the Democratic Socialists of America, endorsed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy at its recent membership convention. Disheartening, yes, but today’s DSA, though calling itself the ‘largest socialist organization in America’ is not the DSA that was founded […]

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Blaming Israel for 9/11

By TTN

Today, Sept. 11, we remember this day of infamy, sixteen years ago.  Last night, Jewish Currents put this day in context with the following: Notwithstanding widespread rumors in the Arab world that the Israeli Mossad was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and that Jews had received “advance warning,” between 300 and 400 Jews were among […]

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