Peter Beinart is a columnist, professor of journalism and political science at City University of New York, and the author of three books, including “The Crisis of Zionism.” A former editor of The New Republic, he has written for Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books among other periodicals. He is currently a contributor to the Atlantic, political commentator for CNN, and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
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“All over the world, it is an alarming time to be Jewish – but conflating anti-Zionism with Jew-hatred is a tragic mistake.”
"Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and illiberalism in Israel."
“American Jews see right-wing anti-Semitism as the far greater threat, which makes sense given that Jews overwhelmingly vote Democratic and last year saw a white nationalist commit the deadliest anti-Semitic massacre in American history.”
“For several decades, the Jewish establishment has asked American Jews to check their liberalism at Zionism’s door, and now, to their horror, they are finding that many young Jews have checked their Zionism instead.”
“Our community’s complicity in the human nightmare in Gaza should fill every American Jew with shame. The first step toward ending that complicity is to stop lying to ourselves.”
"If Israel makes the occupation permanent and Zionism ceases to be a democratic project, Israel’s foes will eventually overthrow Zionism itself."