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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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Israelis Challenge Nation-State Law

By TTN Blog

In discussing the new Jewish Nation-State Law, Third Narrative participants have generally expressed strong sympathy for 180 prominent Israeli artists, writers and intellectuals who have signed a letter calling for the cancellation of the recently passed basic law.  (Novelists David Grossman and Amos Oz, pictured above, are among them.)  In a substantive sense, the law […]

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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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‘The Loneliness of the Liberal Zionist’

By TTN

The following is excerpted and condensed from a feisty opinion piece in The Forward, “The Loneliness of the Liberal Zionist,” by Jarrod Tanny, an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington: . . .  To be a liberal Zionist usually means supporting a two-state solution based on the Oslo Accords, so that […]

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