Peter Beinart vs. the ADL

Israelis, to a large extent, and this is shared by many in the American Jewish community (another of Beinart’s targets), feel frustrated that all their efforts toward changing the dynamic have been met with rejection and/or violence. Most Israelis understand that continuing to sit in the West Bank is not good for the country. So at Camp David in 2000 they tried a solution of ending the conflict, which included withdrawing from 90 percent of the ... Full Story »

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James Canning
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by James Canning - May. 30, 2010

Abe Foxman and Peter Beinart put forward their competing visions, re Israel/Palestine and the appropriate response from American Jews to the problem.

Beinart's arguments are much sounder, in my view. However, he should credit the Palestinians with their proposal to Israel in January 2001 (at Taba, Egypt). I also do not see the election of Hamas as a tragedy. In fact, it reflected widespread unhappiness in the Palestinians community regarding corruption.

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