April 15, 2012, 2:24 pm
In ‘The Crisis of Zionism, Peter Beinart traces the history of Zionism to show how a once liberal movement came to be affiliated with conservative politics and antidemocratic policies, splitting the American Jewish community into two hostile camps. He then shows how this division came to be personified on the world stage by the two leaders at the center of the crisis today: Barack Obama, who Beinart calls America’s first ‘Jewish president,’ and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister who considers liberalism the Jewish people’s special curse.
April 15, 2012, 11:02 am
Talia Sasson: We had no state for 2,000 years. Why are we now jeopardizing its Jewish, democratic essence?
The revival of Israel was a miracle. The settlement enterprise risks destroying it, says the legal expert and left-wing activist who wrote a landmark report for Sharon on West Bank outposts