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Alice Walker Embraces Antisemitic Writer

By TTN Blog

Best-selling writer Alice Walker has revealed a truth about herself that previously was not seen by TTN editor Ralph Seliger, when he wrote about her strident anti-Israel views back in 2012: she embraces antisemitic conspiratorial thinking about Jews. This JTA/Times of Israel article sums it up, and there is this JTA/TOI follow-up, reporting on how Walker […]

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Jews & Arabs Ally in Tel Aviv Elections

By TTN

On October 30, Israel held its municipal elections across the country.  This post is based upon a PPI blog/Israel Horizons piece by Hillel Schenker, currently a co-editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal and a former chair of Democrats Abroad – Israel.  He reported on those elections, with a focus upon what transpired in his hometown of Tel Aviv.   […]

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Progressive Zionist Support for Airbnb

By TTN Blog

The global booking service, Airbnb, has decided to de-list about 200 lodgings in West Bank settlements.  It continues to list 20,000 lodgings within Green Line Israel and in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.  In explaining its decision, the company states at its website that it “does not support the BDS movement, any boycott of Israel, […]

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Micah Goodman’s Delineation of Israel’s ‘Center’

By Ralph Seliger

Dr. Micah Goodman, a liberal Orthodox scholar of Jewish thought (i.e., a believer in religious pluralism), has ventured into Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with his latest book, Catch-’67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War.  He is also a Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, under whose […]

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Prof. Sand Denies Jewish Peoplehood Again

By Ralph Seliger

Tel Aviv University emeritus professor of history, Shlomo Sand, mostly specializing in French and intellectual history.  He’s engaged in a virtual second career promoting the notion that Jews are not a historic people and that the current crop of Jews are not substantially descended from the ancient Hebrews of the Biblical era or the Judeans […]

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Activists Confront Diaspora Conference in Tel Aviv

By TTN

Before returning home to an American Jewish community reeling from the mass murder in Pittsburgh, the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) — known as the GA and usually held in the United States — met for three days in Tel Aviv.  The Times of Israel article, “Diaspora activists protest at GA to […]

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Oslo Remembered — and Forgotten?!

By Ralph Seliger

The initial Oslo agreement was famously signed on the White House Lawn 25 years ago, on Sept. 13, 1993.  Originally, I was intending to write about a conference I attended at New York University on March 25th (“Oslo: 25 Years Later“), but was waiting until this September’s anniversary (forgive my tardiness). An alternative title for this post could be […]

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