In the Arena

Israel, Right…But Never Wrong

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This is an excellent, well-argued piece by Peter Beinart about the moral failure of  Jewish-American leaders with regard to Israel’s hard-right turn. I would hope that the leaders of AIPAC, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League etc etc would read it and think about it carefully, and that it forces those who have refused to debate these issues–how unJewish!–to start a real dialogue.

But I’m sure that it’s only a matter of hours before someone calls Beinart anti-Israel or a self-hating Jew. How sad.

Oh Dear: I read Beinart’s piece and posted this before I looked at the earlier Swampland posts today. Mike Scherer got there first–congratulations!–but, then again, I do think Beinart’s piece is important enough to be mentioned twice here.