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

Founder of DSA Supported Zionism

By Mitchell Cohen

This post borrows from a longer feature in Fathom, the British online journal: “Democratic Socialism, Israel and the Jews: An Interview with Michael Harrington (1975), with new preface by Mitchell Cohen (2020).”  Most of what follows is from the newly-written preface: Michael Harrington [1928-1989] was America’s most eloquent voice for democratic socialism for decades.  . […]

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Trump’s Plan vs. Geneva Initiative

By TTN

On Feb. 11, Yossi Beilin spoke at New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies where he has an appointment for this semester.  A member of both the Rabin and Barak governments, he was a leading actor in the Oslo Peace Process and later headed the Meretz party.  He relates a compelling story of how […]

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Trump-Kushner ‘Peace Plan’

By TTN

At first glance, it seems to meet some Palestinian demands for a state, including land swaps in compensation for Israel annexing settlements, but one should not be fooled.  Israel wouldn’t only annex the so-called settlement blocs contiguous to the 1949-’67 armistice lines, but also dispersed non-contiguous settlements, and the Jordan Valley to boot.  The territories […]

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Ameinu Condemns Change of U.S. Policy on Settlements

By Ameinu Office

Ameinu strongly condemns the announcement by the Trump administration that Israeli settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law. “As longtime supporters of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, today’s announcement gives Israel the green light to annex settlements while reducing the possibility of a negotiated peace,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. […]

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Remembering Rabin — 24 Years Later

By Ralph Seliger

On Sunday, November 3rd, the Manhattan JCC commemorated the 24th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination (Nov. 4, 1995) with a public event featuring  Yossi Klein Halevi, an American-Israeli writer.  Yossi Klein (as he was known when growing up in the US) began his activism in New York as a teenaged disciple of rightwing […]

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Settlers Attack Jews Helping Palestinian Harvest

By TTN Blog

Our TTN colleague, Robert D. Johnston, a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has informed us that his son, Isaac, “who is studying at the Conservative Yeshiva this year, was attacked by right-wing settler extremist thugs [during Sukkot] while helping bring in the Palestinian olive harvest.  So were four of his other […]

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Jewish Bund’s Anti-Zionism Idealized & Idolized

By Ralph Seliger

On the evening of Sept. 16, New York’s YIVO Institute sponsored a massively attended panel discussion called “Bundism’s Influence Today.”  The panel was diverse in age, but less so in viewpoint.  The audience included an impressive number of engaged young Jews, but apparently few with sympathy for the Jewish state.  Although the panel’s moderator, Prof. Jack Jacobs […]

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