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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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Presbyterians Critique PCUSA ‘Apartheid’ Resolution

By TTN Blog

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUSA) has passed a resolution entitled “On Recognition That Israel’s Laws, Policies, and Practices Constitute Apartheid Against the Palestinian People.”   While there definitely are practices and policies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem that resemble Apartheid (see Michael Sfard’s legal opinion entitled “The Occupation of […]

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Boycotting Israel is Wrong, but Legal

By TTN

This is from the latest issue of Steven Sheffey’s newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update,” about a judicial ruling in Arkansas (Sheffey, pictured here, cites a TTN colleague, David Schraub):   [T]he Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, among the most right-wing courts of appeal in the country, ruled that an Arkansas state anti-BDS law was constitutional. This is the […]

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2nd Annual ‘Law vs. Antisemitism Conference’

By David Schraub

A CALL FOR PAPERS Lewis & Clark Law School, in association with the Lewis & Clark Law Review and the Law vs. Antisemitism Project, are proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Law vs. Antisemitism Conference, to be held March 26-27, 2023, at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Conveners are David Schraub (Lewis & Clark), Robert […]

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Todd Gitlin Z”L (1943-2022)

By TTN

We remember one of our colleagues at The Third Narrative.  This links to an archive of his writings posted at The Third Narrative website: https://thirdnarrative.org/author/todd-gitlin/.  And on July 9, 2021, he collaborated in a post critiquing Peter Beinart’s webinar interview with BDS founder Omar Barghouti: “Todd Gitlin on Beinart Interview of Barghouti.” Prof. Peter Dreier of […]

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Another Terrorist Icon

By TTN

This is a reflection on the Colleyville, Texas synagogue hostage-taking incident from our colleague Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  Beneath it is a video recording of Rabbi Angela Buchdahl’s reaction to this event, a drama she was personally dragged into via two phone calls from the hostage taker:   I have an essay […]

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Heritage Foundation Wrong about DEI

By TTN Blog

Our TTN colleague, Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, has just published “What the Heritage Foundation Gets Wrong about DEI and Anti-Semitism” in The Forward.  He argues that a new study issued by this well-known right-wing think tank fails to adequately substantiate its claim that university offices for “Diversity, Equity and […]

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