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One State And Democratic in Palestine & Israel (Interview with Ahmad Tibi)

This fascinating interview which you can read here with MK Ahmad Tibi by Carolina Landsman here at Ha’aretz follows the political logic at this precise moment when the ultra-righwing settler government under the leadership of Prime Minister Netanyahu is finally … Continue reading

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Junction 48 (Tamer Nafar)

Went to the JCC on the Upper West Side to see Junction 48, an Israeli Palestinian film co-written by Tamer Nafar and Oren Moverman and directed by Udi Aloni. At turns biting and sentimental, the movie is a biting and … Continue reading

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Palestinians & Jews & Israel (Another Interview with Ayman Odeh)

This has nothing to do with Zionism or anti-Zionism, but with something as simple as understanding other people and their “narratives.” Ayman Odeh is the leader of the Joint List, the third largest party in the Knesset. You read something … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom & Academic Legitimacy (Israel Palestine at UC Berkeley)

His sound advice is to just “let it go.” David Straub gets it right about the recent commotion about a poorly designed and contentious 1 credit undergraduate course about Israel and “settler colonialism” recently suspended at UC Berkeley. You can … Continue reading

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Statement re: Shimon Dotan, Syracuse University, and the Atlantic Magazine

With great sadness, I am writing in my capacity as director of Jewish Studies and as a close colleague and personal friend of Professor Hamner to share with the public my best assessment of the recent business concerning Syracuse University, … Continue reading

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Two States One Homeland Initiative

As the occupation enters into 50th year, the Two States One Homeland is a new intiative that might be of interest to some. An odd hybrid, it looks a lot a two-state bi-national solution to ending the 1967 occupation. Based on the … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel & His Critics (Israel & Palestine)

Some of the questioners are malicious, but certainly not all of them. For his critics it is hard to square the image of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor as witness against God and “man,” as apostle of universal morality with … Continue reading

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