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

Susie Linfield’s Defense of Left-Zionism

By Ralph Seliger

Susie Linfield (as she is known professionally as well as personally) is a professor of journalism at New York University and a leftwinger who’s on the board of Dissent magazine.  Her past writings on this subject include being the affirmative voice in a 2015 debate published in Dissent entitled “Is a Left Zionism Possible?” and […]

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Supporting ‘Partnership Fund for Peace’

By Ameinu Office

Americans for Peace Now, J Street, T’ruah, and Ameinu welcome the reintroduction of legislation to establish a Partnership Fund for Peace [authored by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)]. The Fund will support people-to-people peace-building programs, which play an important role in building connections, understanding, and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. It will also finance joint ventures […]

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Israelis Organizing Palestinian Workers

By Ralph Seliger

Assaf Adiv, executive director of the independent Israeli labor union, WAC-MAAN (the Workers Advice Center), spoke on July 2nd at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies.  WAC-MAAN is linked to the Da’am Workers Party, founded in 1995 by some veterans of the anti-Zionist socialist Matzpen group.  Da’am is characterized by Wikipedia as “a revolutionary socialist Jewish-Arab political […]

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TELL THE SENATE: OPPOSE ANNEXATION!

By Ameinu Office

By seeming to endorse unilateral Israeli annexations of Palestinian territory in the West Bank, the Trump administration is encouraging indefinite occupation and permanent conflict which will imperil Israeli democracy and trample on Palestinian rights.  Recently-introduced anti-annexation legislation gives the Senate a chance to push back. The Trump administration is continuing to actively encourage the worst impulses of the […]

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Obstacles to United Jewish-Arab Left

By TTN

Daniel Gordis, an American-Israeli commentator with center-right leanings, does not generally advance views consonant with The Third Narrative.  But what he said in a recent Bloomberg piece, “Israel’s New Election Is an Opportunity for Its Arabs,” deserves our attention (especially in tandem with the second half of this post): . . . Netanyahu sought a deal […]

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How Zionist Left May Revive

By TTN

This article is translated by Efrat Levy from the weekend edition of Makor Rishon, a broadsheet publication that she describes as “strongly identified with the right and with settlers.”  Dr. Levy is a professor of educational studies at Empire State College in Albany, NY.  The article is mainly an interview with Yaniv Sagee, the CEO of […]

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A United Jewish-Arab Left?

By TTN

There was a lively discussion at the Facebook page of veteran peace activist Gershon Baskin, when he referenced a +972 article (“Meretz facing internal pressure to become Jewish-Arab party“) on the debate within Meretz as to whether it should again attempt to unite with Labor, an effort spurned during the recent campaign by Labor Party chair […]

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