"The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment" by Peter Beinart

  • tokugawa

    Posts: 945

    Nov 14, 2010 3:17 PM GMT


    Among American Jews today, there are a great many Zionists, especially in the Orthodox world, people deeply devoted to the State of Israel. And there are a great many liberals, especially in the secular Jewish world, people deeply devoted to human rights for all people, Palestinians included. But the two groups are increasingly distinct. Particularly in the younger generations, fewer and fewer American Jewish liberals are Zionists; fewer and fewer American Jewish Zionists are liberal. One reason is that the leading institutions of American Jewry have refused to foster—indeed, have actively opposed—a Zionism that challenges Israel’s behavior in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and toward its own Arab citizens. 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.


    Full article:http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/jun/10/failure-american-jewish-establishment/
  • rnch

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    Nov 14, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    what could the possible point of this thread be?