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Progressives need to ‘punch’ in 2 directions

By Ralph Seliger

Drawn in by a Haaretz alert about a lethal attack on Israelis in Beersheva, I found another story about a threat against Palestinian homes.  This is from the Haaretz article about the attack by an ISIS supporter who murdered four (pictured here) and injured two, including mothers of young children and a Chabad rabbi: Hamas and Islamic Jihad […]

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Firing of Anti-Zionist Hebrew School Teacher

By TTN Blog

This JTA article was brought to TTN’s attention a few weeks ago: “A Jewish educator sues a New York-area synagogue, saying she was fired for espousing anti-Zionist beliefs.”   Shortly before being hired to teach at the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY, Jessie Sander (pictured) blogged against Zionism in the wake of the Gaza war.  […]

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Liberal Zionists on ‘Apartheid’ Report

By TTN

This is the statement issued by Ameinu, The Third Narrative’s sponsoring organization, regarding Amnesty International’s report: Amnesty International released a report entitled, “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity.” This report has received global attention and was rejected unequivocally by the governments of Israel and the United States for its […]

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Debating Zionism as ‘Settler-Colonialism’

By Ralph Seliger

On Dec. 20th, 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 effective […]

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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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Raising the Progressive Zionist Voice

By Ameinu Office

This is a joint statement by the presidents of Ameinu and Partners for Progressive Israel, Ken Bob and Paul Scham respectively, in the wake of right-wing maneuvering within the American Zionist Movement to block membership of the J Street Education Fund: We are writing to make you aware of some very recent and welcome changes […]

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Labor Resurrects; Will Meretz Die?

By Ralph Seliger

On March 23rd, Israel will hold its fourth national election in two years.  The multi-party contending field is even more chaotic than usual, but one dramatic change has occurred almost instantaneously with the Jan. 24th primary election of MK Merav Michaeli (pictured) to lead the Labor Party (Avodah).  Of the merely three Laborites elected to […]

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