Despair won’t advance liberal Zionists’ agenda
The laments for liberal Zionism, and the sharp attacks on the viability and legitimacy of their positions, reflect an unhealthily romanticized vision of Zionism and Israel that never existed in reality.
The last few years have seen a growing urgency in discussions around the fate of liberal Zionism and the need for liberal Zionists to wrestle with the (alleged) contradictions inherent in their position. The orientation point for such laments are prominent male commentators in prominent American publications—Jonathan Chait, Ezra Klein, Roger Cohen, Thomas Friedman, Jonathan Freedland—which ends up...
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