Peter Beinart: American Jews Willfully Ignore the Palestinian Perspective of the Conflict

In a controversial new article, the community’s enfant terrible lashes out at the American Jewish 'cocoon' that breeds insulation, lack of empathy and an inability to properly defend Israel.

The American Jewish community’s enfant terrible, Peter Beinart, is in attack mode once again. In a scathing new 5,000-word article, Beinart accuses the Jewish establishment of willfully ignoring the Palestinian side of their conflict with Israel and of thus being “a closed intellectual space, isolated...