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A Left-Zionist’s Very Bad Day (Iran)

By Ralph Seliger

This is the second of two posts.  Click here for the first.   Late in the afternoon, I received a second shock which pulled me in the other direction, to feel protective of Israel.  I often participate in a “meetup” to discuss history, current events and political philosophies.  A session that I attended that day discussed […]

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A Left-Zionist’s Very Bad Day (Haaretz)

By Ralph Seliger

On Saturday, July 27th, my lifelong Zionist convictions were emotionally whipsawed in opposite ways.  First, a lengthy article in the Haaretz weekend magazine (“When Arabs Were Invited to Live the Zionist Dream“)  opened a hole in my heart by illuminating Israel’s historic failure to integrate its pre-1967 Arab minority as equal citizens.  Later that day, […]

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Recent NY Times Articles on BDS

By TTN Blog

On July 27, three veteran NY Times reporters wrote “an explainer” on the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel, entitled “Is B.D.S. Anti-Semitic? A Closer Look at the Boycott Israel Campaign.”  Some of us at TTN felt that this article was soft-pedaling how the movement’s leadership was opposed not just to Israeli settlements and […]

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Bernie Sanders on Israel and Jewishness

By TTN

There’s a new Jewish Currents article regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness (“What Being Jewish Means to Bernie“).  Although the JC piece was fairly good, it left out one or more instances during his 2016 campaign when he was heckled for supporting Israel’s existence and effectively shut down this kind of attack.  While this TTN post should […]

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10 Groups Launch ‘Progressive Israel Network’

By Ameinu Office

June 24, 2019 Today, ten leading organizations representing Americans who are committed to pursuing democracy, equality and peace in Israel announced the launch of the Progressive Israel Network. The new coalition will provide a strong, unified voice in support of its members’ common goals: democracy and equal rights, religious freedom and pluralism, and a two-state […]

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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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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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