Liberal Zionism: It Can't Be Dead Because It Never Existed

Antony Lerman in a New York Times piece titled 'The End of Liberal Zionism' says the 'romantic Zionist ideal' has become 'tarnished by the reality of modern Israel.' Is he correct?

For weeks, war has been raging in esteemed publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, and Slate. No bullets were fired, but big things were at stake: the identity and fate of Israel as a Jewish-democratic nation, the national aspirations of the Palestinian people and the ability of American Jewry to help the sides lay down their arms. But at heart, the issue boiled...