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

Opponents’ Blunders Led to Netanyahu Victory

By Ralph Seliger

In results analogous to how Donald Trump won in the U.S. Electoral College, despite a popular vote deficit of 2.8 million in 2016, Benjamin Netanyahu is returning to power due to an artifact of Israel’s electoral system — the 3.25% minimum threshold required of competing lists to be elected to the Knesset (raised from 2% in […]

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AIPAC Defeats Levin, But AWOL re Omar

By Ralph Seliger

As recorded on YouTube (see below), Rep. Andy Levin seems enormously appealing and upright.  I basically share his views on Israel and the Palestinians, which favor a negotiated two-state solution, a different perspective than Peter Beinart who interviewed him days prior to his primary loss.  AIPAC channeled money to help defeat him, while not spending […]

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Presbyterians Critique PCUSA ‘Apartheid’ Resolution

By TTN Blog

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUSA) has passed a resolution entitled “On Recognition That Israel’s Laws, Policies, and Practices Constitute Apartheid Against the Palestinian People.”   While there definitely are practices and policies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem that resemble Apartheid (see Michael Sfard’s legal opinion entitled “The Occupation of […]

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When Peace Seemed Close

By TTN Blog

Our Third Narrative community has been debating whether there’s any prospect for a two-state solution, or any resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would leave Israel intact as a safe homeland for the Jewish people.  All of us who have expressed ourselves in TTN’s listserve are disturbed by Israeli abuses of Palestinian human rights in […]

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Project Rozana: Building Bridges Via Healthcare

By TTN

Ken Bob, the president of Ameinu (TTN’s sponsor), also serves as the chairperson of Project Rozana USA.   Project Rozana is a global initiative that seeks to build bridges between Israeli citizens and Palestinians through health.  (This links to the story of Rozana Salawhi, the four-year old whose survival inspired Project Rozana’s name.)  What follows is a […]

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Settler Violence and ‘Apartheid’

By TTN Blog

There’s no question that there’s a human rights crisis going on in the West Bank, with radical settlers running amok, virtually with impunity.  Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a TTN member, writes passionately on this subject in her latest column in Moment magazine.  She discusses the outrages committed by Israeli shepherds from settlement “outposts” against Palestinians and their property in […]

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Review of Jerome Slater’s ‘Mythologies Without End’

By Bernard Bohbot

Mythologies Without End: The US, Israel, and the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1917–2020 by Jerome Slater (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021). Jerome Slater is a retired professor of political science at SUNY-Buffalo.  Although his longstanding antipathy toward Israel is evident throughout this book, he strays from a number of far-left talking points.  Still, Slater does not seem […]

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