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

Debating Zionism as ‘Settler-Colonialism’

By Ralph Seliger

On Dec. 20, 2021, Alan Johnson, editor of the British online journal, Fathom, debated Prof. Leila Farsakh (a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts-Boston) in a webinar hosted by Peter Beinart.  Despite Beinart’s public preference for one binational state in Israel/Palestine, he moderated the discussion fairly, as is his custom.    One of Johnson’s […]

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E-1 Settlement Construction Indefinitely Postponed!

By Ameinu Office

Ameinu joins our Progressive Israel Network Colleagues in Welcoming Indefinite Postponement of Construction in E-1 Area Responding to news that plans to advance settlement housing units in the E-1 corridor linking East Jerusalem to the northern West Bank have been indefinitely postponed, the Progressive Israel Network issued the following statement: The Progressive Israel Network (PIN) welcomes […]

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A Defence of Liberal Zionism

By TTN

Dr. Yehezkel Landau, a dual Israeli-American citizen, was executive director of the Oz veShalom-Netivot Shalom religious peace movement and then co-founder and co-director of the Open House peace center in Ramle. From 2002 to 2016 he was a professor of Jewish tradition and interfaith relations at Hartford Seminary.  His response to Mark Braverman, a pro-Palestinian Jewish activist and writer, […]

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More on Israeli ‘Settler-Colonialism’

By Kenneth Stern

The following is drawn from my book, “The Conflict over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate,” pp. 46-47: Consider again the claim that Israelis are “settler colonialists.” On 4 July 2018, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) wrote to the Iroquois Confederacy — Native nations from New York and Canada […]

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Settlements-only Boycott is NOT BDS

By Ameinu Office

Ameinu joined with six other pro-Israel organizations in writing a letter to over 30 U.S. state governors calling on them not to take legal action against Ben & Jerry’s in response to its decision to no longer sell ice cream in occupied Palestinian territory. Ameinu opposes BDS and actively advocates against it, however Ben & […]

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Comparing Settler-Colonial Societies

By TTN

Thomas G. Mitchell is an independent scholar with a doctorate in international relations from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from Hebrew University.  He has published a number of articles and books comparing the politics of “military politicians” and (where relevant) the peace processes in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel/Palestine.  (He […]

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How NOT to Explain the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Ralph Seliger

As a perk for signing up for at least one session of this year’s PPI Digital Israel Symposium, I watched “The Tinderbox“ by an English-Jewish filmmaker named Gillian Mosely.  She tried to show “both sides” of the conflict, but what she really did was to mostly present hardline Israeli views alongside understandable grievances from a number of […]

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