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Opponents’ Blunders Led to Netanyahu Victory

By Ralph Seliger

In results analogous to how Donald Trump won in the U.S. Electoral College, despite a popular vote deficit of 2.8 million in 2016, Benjamin Netanyahu is returning to power due to an artifact of Israel’s electoral system — the 3.25% minimum threshold required of competing lists to be elected to the Knesset (raised from 2% in […]

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AIPAC Defeats Levin, But AWOL re Omar

By Ralph Seliger

As recorded on YouTube (see below), Rep. Andy Levin seems enormously appealing and upright.  I basically share his views on Israel and the Palestinians, which favor a negotiated two-state solution, a different perspective than Peter Beinart who interviewed him days prior to his primary loss.  AIPAC channeled money to help defeat him, while not spending […]

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When Peace Seemed Close

By TTN Blog

Our Third Narrative community has been debating whether there’s any prospect for a two-state solution, or any resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would leave Israel intact as a safe homeland for the Jewish people.  All of us who have expressed ourselves in TTN’s listserve are disturbed by Israeli abuses of Palestinian human rights in […]

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Project Rozana: Building Bridges Via Healthcare

By TTN

Ken Bob, the president of Ameinu (TTN’s sponsor), also serves as the chairperson of Project Rozana USA.   Project Rozana is a global initiative that seeks to build bridges between Israeli citizens and Palestinians through health.  (This links to the story of Rozana Salawhi, the four-year old whose survival inspired Project Rozana’s name.)  What follows is a […]

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Settler Violence and ‘Apartheid’

By TTN Blog

There’s no question that there’s a human rights crisis going on in the West Bank, with radical settlers running amok, virtually with impunity.  Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a TTN member, writes passionately on this subject in her latest column in Moment magazine.  She discusses the outrages committed by Israeli shepherds from settlement “outposts” against Palestinians and their property in […]

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Israel Easing Access to Abortion

By TTN

Abortions have always been widely accessible in Israel but subject to the approval of a local review committee, which typically meets at neighborhood health facilities.  In more religious neighborhoods, pregnant applicants may be subject to a somewhat aggressive interrogation, but they are generally approved.  What follows are snippets of a NY Times opinion article by […]

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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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