Peter Beinart and the Destruction of Liberal Zionism
This is part of an ongoing debate that highlights the schism between liberal Jews and Israelis, with more and more liberal Jews criticizing Israel as an increasingly authoritarian country, while ignoring the reasons for the massive shift in Israeli public from the left towards the right in the post-Oslo era. It is a serious debate, and something that should be dealt with seriously.
For some more commentary on the schism between Zionism and Liberalism see:
Liberalism and Zionism by Benjamin Kerstein at the New Ledger and for two views in support of Beinart, check out Marjorie Ingall in Tablet Magazine, and Carlo Strenger in Ha’aretz.