Published on The Daily Beast
My father in his youth could still only dream of a Jewish homeland. I came of age when Israel passed through the struggle for its day-to-day survival and— despite terrorism and Iranian bomb threats — began to experience itself as a permanent nation.
Published on Haaretz
Peter Beinart has been pilloried because of his call in a recent New York Times op-ed and in his newly published book, “The Crisis of Zionism,” for a Zionist boycott of West Bank settlements. Beinart, former editor of the New Republic and founder of the new online forum “Open Zion,” is tackling the concealed heart of our government’s strategy: its campaign to erase any distinction between the occupied territories and Israel. Beinart has staked out a brave position, particularly in today’s Zionist landscape.