Beinart likes democracy but Jews clearly deserve it more

Discussion over Peter Beinart’s recent book on Israel/Palestine continues and this long feature in New York Magazine is symtomatic of … the problem. His main goal is “saving Israel” and although he clearly cares about Palestinian human rights, comments such as these suggest not as much as Jewish ones:

If you understand me in the larger reality of this debate, which should include Palestinian voices, you see that in that broader perspective I’m hardly radical at all. I’m a liberal Zionist who doesn’t want a …­Palestinian right of return and wants a Jewish state.

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