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Examine the different aspects of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, its history and pathways to peace.

Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Events

By TTN

The New Israel Fund (NIF), American Friends of the Parents Circle-Families Forum (known originally as the Bereaved Families Circle) and American Friends of Combatants for Peace co-sponsored a Yom Hazikaron memorial for Israelis and Palestinians at the Jewish Y on East 14th Street in Manhattan.  This event was in tandem with the 13th annual joint Yom […]

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Mayhem on Gaza Border Continues

By TTN

The Gaza/Israel borderline is on the verge of experiencing a third successive Friday mass demonstration in the Hamas and populist Palestinian “March of Return” campaign.  We at The Third Narrative have been intensively debating the nature of this action, whether it’s best understood as a mostly peaceful demonstration or a violent threat to Israel.  (See this post […]

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Conference Calls on Gaza

By Ralph Seliger

April 3, 2018: I listened to two conference calls in succession with Israeli journalists, mainly on the Gaza situation: The first was with Haviv Rettig Gur, a correspondent and analyst for the Times of Israel, in a “webinar” hosted by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). The second was the Israel Policy Forum (IPF) […]

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Israel Thrown into NY State Primary

By Ralph Seliger

We should be astounded and saddened by this headline at the website of New York’s Jewish Week: Dem. Primary Could Split Jews Over Israel (with this descriptive subhead: “Cuomo-Nixon race will likely force debate over West Bank policy”).  Cynthia Nixon, the actress and liberal political activist who is challenging New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo for the […]

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Zionist ‘Prince’, Now Ex-Zionist

By Ralph Seliger

As the son of Yosef Burg, a founder of Israel and leader of the then-moderate religious-Zionist party who served as a cabinet minister in virtually all Israeli governments from 1951 until 1986, Avraham Burg* may be considered a veritable “prince” of Zionism. The younger Burg was also once at the pinnacle of power in Israel, serving variously as: the […]

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Building Bridges Thru Medicine

By Ameinu Office

This post piggybacks on a New York Jewish Week and Times of Israel article by reporter Doug Chandler about Project Rozana, an extraordinary effort to promote understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through facilitating the treatment in Israel of West Bank and Gaza Strip Palestinians in need of specialized care, and to train Palestinian medical professionals in […]

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How Brutalities of Occupation May Reinforce our Zionism

By Ralph Seliger

I first heard and saw Lisa Goldman, a Canadian-Israeli writer and left political activist, on a panel at a J Street conference.  She is both brilliant and acerbic, albeit generally too strident for my taste. Her XMas gift to us this year is another sharp and anguishing article about the occupation, “Nabi Saleh is Where I Lost My […]

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