May 17, 2010

Article of the day

Since I've been talking Israel a lot recently with the series of posts about Richard Goldstone, this seems like a logical succession. It's a look at the ideology and demographics of the American Jewish establishment:
Morally, American Zionism is in a downward spiral. If the leaders of groups like AIPAC and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations do not change course, they will wake up one day to find a younger, Orthodox-dominated, Zionist leadership whose naked hostility to Arabs and Palestinians scares even them, and a mass of secular American Jews who range from apathetic to appalled. Saving liberal Zionism in the United States—so that American Jews can help save liberal Zionism in Israel—is the great American Jewish challenge of our age.
Really, really great read.

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