Author and journalist Peter Beinart will be joining Haaretz as a senior columnist as of January 1, 2014. Beinart will be writing for Haaretz on a regular basis on issues related to the complex triangle of Israel, America, and the American Jewish community.

An Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, Beinart authored the ground-breaking book, "The Crisis of Zionism" in 2012. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The New York Review of Books and other publications. Last year he was named in Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 top global thinkers.

"Peter Beinart has reshaped the discussion about the future of Israel in the American Jewish community, and his voice will be a great contribution to Haaretz's team of writers," said Haaretz Editor-in-chief Aluf Benn. "His original thinking and unique point of view will enrich both our Israeli and American readers."

Peter Beinart said: "Haaretz is one of the reasons I love Israel. It represents the best of what Israel can be. I'm so honored to be joining its ranks."

In his books, essays and articles Beinart has proven to be one of the America’s most original, incisive and often provocative commentators on matters relating to Israel and the American Jewish community. His articles, which invariably generate much public debate, will be published in English for our international audience and translated to Hebrew for the benefit of our readers in Israel.

In addition to writing for Haaretz, Beinart will be joining The Atlantic. His articles for The Atlantic will also appear in Haaretz in Hebrew. Beinart is leaving the Daily Beast, where he edited the Open Zion blog.