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Nuanced Views on Current Wave of Antisemitism

By TTN

A number of African Americans have attacked Jews, and some observers on the left can only see white supremacy.  For example, Alex Myers twists himself into knots to assert that “White Supremacy Is the Root of  Violence Against Jews“; while clearly true in Pittsburgh and in other instances, it’s hard to see this in the […]

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An Executive Order, Jewish Identity and Free Speech

By TTN Blog

Initially, a factually flawed article in the NY Times alarmed our Third Narrative discussion group by reporting that the Trump administration’s new executive order was redefining Jewishness in “national” or even “racial” terms.  The actual text of the “Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism” does not do that however.   Two of our Third Narrative colleagues are in […]

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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Jewish Essay’: Praiseworthy and Problematic?

By TTN Blog

A number of Third Narrative colleagues were eager to discuss Sen. Bernie Sanders’ article in Jewish Currents magazine, “How to Fight Antisemitism.”  Steven Lubet has blogged twice on Sanders’ essay, beginning with praise for Sanders lauding (in the Senator’s words) “the enormous achievement of establishing a democratic homeland for the Jewish people after centuries of […]

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Ameinu Condemns Change of U.S. Policy on Settlements

By Ameinu Office

Ameinu strongly condemns the announcement by the Trump administration that Israeli settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law. “As longtime supporters of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, today’s announcement gives Israel the green light to annex settlements while reducing the possibility of a negotiated peace,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. […]

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US Dept. of Ed. Threatens Academic Freedom at Duke-UNC

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

AAF Expresses Concern Regarding U.S. Department of Education Letter to Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies The Alliance for Academic Freedom remains concerned about the chilling effect on academic freedom of the letter that the U.S. Department of Education sent to the Duke-University of North Carolina Consortium for Middle East Studies on August 29 and about […]

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Trump’s ‘Disloyal’ Charge Traced to Neocon Origins

By TTN Blog

Our TTN colleague, CUNY prof and Nation columnist Eric Alterman, draws a connection between a recent statement by Pres. Trump and years of neoconservative attacks on American Jewish liberalism.  Here are selections from Alterman’s “Trump’s Comments on the ‘Disloyalty’ of Jews Have a Sordid History” (subtitled, “Neocons believed that a bit of evangelical anti-Semitism in exchange […]

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Ex-CIA Agent, Candidate for Congress, and Antisemite?

By Rebecca Lesses

Valerie Plame is running for Congress (in the Democratic primary) for the third district of New Mexico. Yair Rosenberg writes about her as follows: “Many know Plame as a former CIA officer who rose to anti-war fame in 2003. (Her cover was blown [by Bush-Cheney aide Scooter Libby] after her then-husband, diplomat Joseph Wilson, publicly questioned the […]

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