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Nov 2, 2023, 10:55 PM
Even After October 7, Peter Beinart Continues His Twisted Fantasy
Since the October 7 Hamas attack, many on the American left have been trying to avoid simply standing with Israel. The most prominent member of this group is, as always, Peter Beinart. A week after the attack, Beinart took to...
Jun 2, 2023, 7:40 AM
B’nai B’rith report confronts European antisemitism
On August 17, 1987 Rudolf Hess, a convicted Nazi War Criminal, the sole inmate of Berlin’s Spandau Prison, was found dead. He had hanged himself. The following year, mourners held the first annual Rudolph Hess Memorial March in his...
Dec 14, 2022, 10:05 PM
Fighting Woke Antisemitism
These days, Jewish progressives might seem faced with a hard choice: They can be Zionists or true progressives. The woke mob says they can’t be both. Just ask Rashida Tlaib. Recently, she declared that one can’t hold “progressive values”...
Sep 26, 2022, 1:53 AM
Shana Tova, Rashida
You may have heard about Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s recent statement to Americans for Justice in Palestine Action: “It’s become clear that you cannot claim to hold progressive values yet back Israel’s apartheid government. And we will continue to push...
Mar 3, 2022, 7:23 PM
Israel’s existence is not a human rights violation
Amnesty International’s new report, “Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians,” has received a lot of press—and a lot of well-deserved criticism. But there’s one aspect of the controversy that hasn’t gotten enough attention: The report recommends that Israeli authorities “Recognize the...
Jan 5, 2022, 2:20 AM
EU aid to the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian NGOs – a call for accountability
As former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry once said, foreign aid is not a gift. It’s an investment that comes with certain expectations. So it is with EU aid to the Palestinians. And that’s the subject of an...
Oct 14, 2021, 11:53 PM
Ritchie Torres, Pro-Israel Progressive
Several leading progressives, members of the so-called Squad, have proved their anti-Israel bona fides once again by voting against emergency funding for Iron Dome. But AOC managed to anger partisans on both sides of the issue: First, losing the...
Jul 20, 2021, 3:26 AM
Peter Beinart gives Omar Barghouti a pass
On July 9, for an hour, Peter Beinart abased himself before Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement. In a webinar sponsored by Jewish Currents, Beinart listened to Barghouti make one extreme claim after another and let almost all...
Jun 21, 2021, 9:57 PM
Progressives Think Israel Is An Apartheid State. South Africans Disagree.
“Apartheid,” used in reference to Israel, has become an accepted part of the American progressive vocabulary. For some, the term is a socially acceptable way to channel anti-Semitic—or at least anti-Zionist—impulses. For others, it is a form of virtue...
Jun 4, 2021, 12:16 AM
Historical precedent does not support the Palestinian claim to a ‘right of return’
Professor and commentator Peter Beinart wants Israelis to seek repentance for the Nakba by allowing five million Palestinian refugees to “return” to the land inside the Green Line. That’s the gist of his May 11 essay in Jewish Currents,...
Paul Schneider is an attorney, writer and member of the Board of Directors of the American Jewish International Relations Institute (AJIRI), an affiliate of B’nai B’rith International. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland and frequently travels to Israel.