Jewish Journal

Beinart’s Failure

By David Suissa

June 8, 2010 | 11:40 pm

I love Peter Beinart. The last time we had breakfast, in Washington, D.C., about a year and a half ago, our conversation got so lively that I think someone asked us to quiet down. We don’t... read full article

  • Flotillas, a New Center and Other Questions for Peter Beinart

    by Jonah Lowenfeld, Contributing Writer

    June 8, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    Jewish Journal: In your essay, you wondered “what Israel’s leaders would have to do or say to make the heads of AIPAC and the Presidents’ Conference scream ‘no.’ “  Take the Israeli response to the first aid-bearing flotilla in the waters off of Gaza. Should American...

  • Can the Center Hold?

    by David N. Myers

    June 8, 2010 | 11:16 pm

    Fear pervades the Jewish community today. The fallout from the Gaza flotilla episode continues to reverberate in unpredictable and unsettling ways. Israel finds itself in a very difficult bind. It faces growing political isolation and, at the same time, has to deal with Hamas and...

  • Sunday With Beinart

    By Rob Eshman

    June 8, 2010 | 11:05 pm

    I went to the pro-Israel rally in front of the Israel Consulate last Sunday for two reasons. First, to support Israel. Second, to see whether Peter Beinart was right.

    The first job was easy. Israel may have poorly handled the interception of the Turkish flotilla attempting to cross...

  • Helen Thomas and Peter Beinart


    June 7, 2010 | 6:10 pm

    From online.wsj.com:

    Helen Thomas is American journalism’s crazy old aunt in the attic. Peter Beinart is a starry-eyed nephew. She loathes the state of Israel; he claims to love it—though both sided with the so-called Free Gaza flotilla that tried to break Jerusalem’s naval blockade...

  • The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment

    by Peter Beinart

    May 27, 2010 | 6:42 pm

    From the New York Review of Books:

    In 2003, several prominent Jewish philanthropists hired Republican pollster Frank Luntz to explain why American Jewish college students were not more vigorously rebutting campus criticism of Israel. In response, he unwittingly produced the most...

  • For the sake of Liberal Zionism

    By Andrew Silow-Carroll, New Jersey Jewish News

    May 26, 2010 | 10:38 am

    Kicked around by the Right and disdained by the Left, Liberal Zionists are having their comeback moment.

    You can thank Peter Beinart. The former New Republic editor wrote an essay for The New York Review of Books, “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” that sent...

  • Peter Beinart: Pro-Israel, with questions

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    May 25, 2010 | 12:29 pm

    Peter Beinart attends an Orthodox synagogue, once edited The New Republic (the closest thing to a smicha for Jewish policy wonks) and backed Sen. Joe Lieberman’s quixotic 2004 bid to become the first Jewish president.

    Which is why he’s always been counted among the Washington...