Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another phony "liberal" Jewish-American Zionist comes out of the closet as a separatist

From: So much for bringing democracy to the Middle East(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss

Peter Beinart once published a book called The Good Fight: Why Liberals--and Only Liberals--Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again. Well there is a lien on Beinart's liberalism. Here he is reflecting on his late splash, a piece on American Jews and Zionism, to Jeffrey Goldberg:

"I'm not asking Israel to be Utopian....I'm not even asking it to allow full, equal citizenship to Arab Israelis, since that would require Israel no longer being a Jewish state. I'm actually pretty willing to compromise my liberalism for Israel's security and for its status as a Jewish state."

Frank, helpful. Remember that 20 percent of Israel's population is Palestinian, far more than blacks in the U.S. (let alone 4 million under occupation). Beinart's watershed (for the Jewish community) piece was published in the New York Review of Books, a great edifice of the American left...LINK

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