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Trump’s ‘Disloyal’ Charge Traced to Neocon Views

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 sections drawn 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 Runs for Congress, Tweeted Antisemitism

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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Blaming Israel/Jews for 9/11 and Iraq

By Ralph Seliger

The following revisits debates from recent decades that still weigh upon American Jews and supporters of Israel, but leaves aside blatant antisemitic conspiracy theories.  How do we fairly assess the impact of the “Israel Lobby” and the neoconservatives on the al Qaeda attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and on the US response — including its misadventure in Iraq?  […]

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Top Israeli Security Vets Support 2 States

By TTN

The following letter, dated August 27, 2019, was co-signed by 25 retired Israel Defense Forces commanders and former government security heads (listed under text). It is addressed to four members of the US House of Representatives: Bradley S. Schneider, Lee Zeldin, Jerrold Nadler and Ann Wagner:  We wish to express our appreciation for the passage […]

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Debating Nuances in Tlaib/Omar Ban

By TTN Blog

In an extensive email discussion, participants in The Third Narrative (TTN) have indicated some difference of opinion regarding this episode as it has evolved.  There’s a clear consensus that Israel erred politically in reversing its prior stated decision to allow Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to enter Israel; Ameinu, TTN’s sponsor, was consonant with […]

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We Condemn Israel Denying Entry to Members of Congress

By Ameinu Office

Ameinu strongly condemns the decision of the Government of Israel to deny entry into Israel to US Congressional Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, clearly goaded by US President Donald Trump, has made an unprecedented and irresponsible decision to bar these two democratically elected American officials from Israel,” said Ameinu President […]

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DSA’s New Pro-BDS Resolution

By TTN

The Third Narrative first noted the dramatic changes in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) by posting a piece by writer-activist JoAnn Mort, a founding member of DSA and board member of Americans for Peace Now, reacting negatively to DSA’s full embrace of BDS at its national convention in 2017 (that resolution’s text is included […]

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