Beinart: To Support Palestine, U.S. Must Support Hamas?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Melbourne Writers Festival 2010
As the Israeli government reflects its growing ultra-Orthodox population, older, liberal American Jews find themselves uncomfortably supporting an illiberal cause, while their children aren’t tempted to support the cause at all.Peter Beinart identifies this schism in Jewish America. "For several decades," he says, "the Jewish establishment has asked American Jews to check their liberalism at Zionism's door and now, to their horror, they are finding that many young Jews have checked their Zionism instead."The event was part of the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival.