January 2, 2014

2014: The Year U.S. Jews Lose the Israel Debate?

Peter Beinart, Haaretz

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It’s sadly ironic. The organized American Jewish community has spent decades building influence in Washington. But it’s succeeded too well. By making it too politically painful for Obama to push Netanyahu toward a two-state deal, the American Jewish establishment (along with its Christian right allies) is making Washington irrelevant. For two decades, the core premise of the American-dominated peace process has been that since only America enjoys leverage over Israel, the rest of the world should leave the Israel-Palestinian conflict in America’s hands.

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TAGGED: Israel, United States, AIPAC, John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu, Middle East

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