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  • Peter Beinart and David Suissa debate Zionism’s ‘Crisis’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 17, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    When Peter Beinart’s new book, “The Crisis of Zionism,” was published earlier this year, it was met with a tsunami of responses — from reviews, to op-ed pieces and a fury of blogging.

    The dissemination and dissection of Beinart’s argument — that the future of Israel as...

  • Judaism in two minutes

    By David Suissa

    May 15, 2012 | 9:57 pm

    Can you “sell” Judaism in a few minutes? This question came up in a piece in The Forward by Leonard Fein, who was commenting on a recent debate in New York City between Daniel Gordis and Peter Beinart. In the debate, as Fein quotes, they were asked this question: “Both of you...

  • LIVE BROADCAST: Suissa vs. Beinart - “Is Zionism in Crisis?”

    May 11, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    Moderated by Rabbi John Rosove

    This is a recording of a live broadcast from Wed. May, 15, 2012.

  • Beinart’s Crisis

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    March 23, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    Peter Beinart’s new book showcases its deepest flaw on the very first page, courtesy of his grandmother. From her home in South Africa, she says to her American grandson who is boasting about his country, “Don’t get too attached. The Jews are like rats. We leave the sinking...

  • Beinart’s proposed boycott unites the left and right—against his ‘dumb idea’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 20, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    Two years ago, Peter Beinart wrote a piece for the New York Review of Books that had the American Jewish community talking. It was titled “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment”—the heart of which was this: “For several decades, the Jewish establishment has asked American...

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

    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...

  • 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...