Below are several innovative programs that encourage dialogue about Zionism, created by Zionist organizations from all over the religious and political spectrums. This list will be updated.
Title: Third Narrative Initiative
Summary: The Third Narrative (http://thirdnarrative.org) is an initiative of Ameinu, intended to engage progressive Jews and non-Jews who seek ways to combat unfair and inaccurate attacks from the far left while maintaining a progressive position via a vis the Arab-Israeli conflict. It gives progressive activists language and approaches with which they can discuss the conflict, Israel government policy, and Palestinian rights, while not relinquishing their approach to resolving the conflict. To quote Ameinu, “When it comes to this conflict, the truth is rarely black or white; it resides in a gray area where advocates on either side typically don’t like to venture. That is where we try to go with The Third Narrative.”
Organization: PRAZE Division, Hadassah
Title: Rethinking and Reaffirming Zionism in the 21st Century with Arnold M. Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 7:30 pm EDT.
Summary: Hadassah’s Defining Zionism in the 21st Century Series is an online monthly program that creates a welcoming opportunity for everyone to explore various perspectives of Zionism from the comfort of home. This program is free of charge and open to the community.