In 1919, following the first World War, the victorious Allied Powers met in Paris to remake the world. The prime ministers
Thinking forward from past to present, I see how the Balfour declarations advanced Jewish nationalism, meaning Zionism. Nevertheless
Zionists have long viewed this document as a “promissory note” giving a Great Power “seal of approval” to their quest to establish a state in Palestine.
The left has too often allowed our critique of Israel to obscure the demands of our better angels.
He may have stumbled upon some useful truth.
The question "Are you Zionist?" only creates obfuscation. And yet Israel's political right and the U.S. Jewish establishment keep using this question as the shibboleth determining whether you are "pro-Israel" or "anti-Israel" - another distinction as useless as "pro-U.S." or "anti-U.S."
And indeed I think that Israel's lack of vision is already creating the analogue of Brexit: As Peter Beinart has been arguing for years, the younger generation of American Jews, who are overwhelmingly liberal and cosmopolitan in outlook, are progressively disengaging from an Israel, with which they cannot identify, and whose values they do not share.
This somber and emotional event was co-sponsored by two courageous and committed Israeli-Palestinian NGO's-- Combatants for
Although terrorist attacks in Europe are typically indiscriminate in terms of targeting ethnicity, the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism continues to fuel attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions in Europe by Muslims and non-Muslims.