Please welcome peter beinart, author of the crisis of zionism. Beinart believes that the liberal values of the jewish and democratic state of israel are threatened by the ongoing occupation and the ascendancy of what he terms monist zionism, which seeks a jewish majority on both. In the crisis of zionism, peter beinart lays out in chilling detail the looming danger to israeli democracy and the american jewish establishments refusal to confront it. And he offers a fascinating, groundbreaking portrait of the two leaders at the center of the crisis. In israel, the deepening occupation of the west bank is putting israeli democracy at risk. However, i now think that its argument is basically a simplified one might say, simplistic version of gershom gorenbergs the unmaking of israel.
Peter beinarts book the crisis of zionism might be more aptly titled the crisis of liberal zionism. Chapter five, on the jewish president, fully justifies the cover price. Our next debater will be making his opening statement against the resolution. Peter beinart s the crisis of zionism is an important new book that rejects the manipulation of jewish victimhood in the name of israels domination of the palestinians and asserts that the real issue for jews today is not the challenge of weakness but the demands of power. The week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. But with zionism, even the controversy is controversial, with debate raging around the question of when opposition to israel, or the israeli government, or israeli government policy, shades into antisemitism. President bill clinton a probing, courageous, and timely book. Beinart identifies crisis in zionism as generational. As a zionist, i believe that after two millennia of homelessness, the jewish people deserve a state dedicated to their protection in their. A dramatic shift is taking place in israel and america.
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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the crisis of zionism. An american journalist offers an elegant, deeply honest look at the failure of jewish liberalism in forging israel as a democratic state. In his new book the crisis of zionism, times books, 2012, peter beinart, schwartz senior fellow at the new america foundation and associate professor of journalism and political science at the city university of new york. Zionism united states, israel and the diaspora, jews united states politics and government, united states foreign relations israel, israel foreign relations united states publisher new york.
The book describes beinarts views about the israelipalestinian conflict and the increasingly hostile view many american jews have taken toward israels policies. Israels next great crisis may come not with the palestinians. One of the first books i read about zionism and the israelpalestinian conflict, the crisis of zionism was recommended to me by a professor at the university of miami. Peter beinart peter beinart lays out in chilling detail the looming danger to israeli democracy and the american jewish establishments refusal to confront it.1061 1422 713 1020 381 684 945 109 1150 1408 1 1448 444 52 512 1055 1489 980 86 1612 679 569 1316 766 928 1167 512 216 525 17 182 1647 17 114 237 218 1400 160 43 594 482 973 114 486 774 543