Peter Beinart, The Jewish Daily Forward

Peter Beinart

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Recent articles by Peter:

What You Need To Know About Tuesday’s Israeli Elections

Israelis just had elections! Why again, so soon? What’s at stake? Who’s going to win? We’ve got you covered (except maybe on that last one). → Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Is BDS’s Best Recruiter

Netanyahu has worked tirelessly to obstruct Palestinian statehood. What’s different now? → Read More

Netanyahu Just Promised To Annex The Jordan Valley. Good.

Critics will say that by calling for annexation, Netanyahu is killing the two-state solution. But he’s been doing that for a decade. → Read More

A Lot More Jews Are Anti-Zionists Than You Think

To be sure, one in five American Jews is still a minority. But it’s a lot more than one in twenty. → Read More

The Left Can No Longer Excuse Its Anti-Semitism

Reps. Tlaib and Omar posted a cartoon by an anti-Semitic artist this week. Democrats need to show that they've had enough with this nonsense. → Read More

Bipartisan Support For Israel Is Dead. That’s A Good Thing.

"Demanding that Israel policy remain bipartisanship means taking the tiny flame of concern for Palestinian rights...and dousing it water." → Read More

Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive

By denying Reps. Omar and Tlaib entry to Israel, Netanyahu is exposing that he has vulnerabilities to hide. American Jews must uncover them. → Read More

As An Orthodox Jew, I Pray To Return To Jerusalem. As An American, I Feel At Home.

On Tisha B’Av, American Jews must reckon with the role we play in our country under Trump. → Read More

Trump Is Making Up Reasons to Stoke Racial Fears

In the past, the president riled up his base by exploiting violent incidents in the news. Now he just manufactures his own controversies. → Read More

By Republican Standards, Almost Nothing Is Racist

When Democrats are accused of anti-Semitism, Republicans understand that coded language can be hurtful. But Trump’s racist comments get a pass. → Read More

Joe Biden’s Moral Cowardice On israel

The first step is to speak about Israel honestly, without dishonest omissions and misleading clichés. It’s a step Biden hasn’t taken yet. → Read More

Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York. → Read More

A White Supremacist Murderer Devastated Chicago 20 Years Ago. Why Didn’t Anything Change?

The white supremacist Benjamin Nathaniel Smith shot and killed Ricky Byrdsong and Won-Joon Yoon, and injured nine, including six Orthodox Jews. → Read More

Bolton Keeps Trying to Goad Iran Into War

For more than a decade, he’s consistently promoted war with Iran. All that has changed are the pretexts he’s offering to justify one. → Read More

The Dyke March Banned Jewish Symbols. Again.

I refuse to go back in the closet. And I refuse to conceal my Jewish identity to make others feel comfortable. → Read More

How Is Iran Worse Than Saudi Arabia?

A rational foreign policy would view Tehran as a normal regional power jockeying with equally sharp-elbowed foes. 2020 Democrats can lead the way. → Read More

It’s Time to End America’s Blank Check Military Aid to Israel

Senior Columnist Peter Beinart argues that it's time for the US to consider putting conditions on how its funding to Israel is used. → Read More

I’m A Convert. Do I Deserve To Be Afraid Of Anti-Semitism?

Basya Luchins converted to Judaism 18 years ago. With the rise of anti-Semitism in the US, she debates whether she has the right to be afraid. → Read More

Netanyahu Has Changed The Democratic Party

If you don’t think Benjamin Netanyahu has changed the debate about Israel inside the Democratic Party, just listen to Pete Buttigieg’s foreign policy speech yesterday at Indiana University. Buttigieg is no radical; he’s a darling of the post-Obama Democratic establishment. And yet he said things on Tuesday that would have been unthinkable during Obama’s campaigns. First, Buttigieg implicitly… → Read More

Birthright Has Failed Young Jews, But Not For The Reason You Think.

"Birthright’s main problem... isn’t in how it treats the occupation, but what it’s done to Judaism back home, here in the U.S." → Read More