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Peter Beinart and ‘Non-Democratic Israel’ – Robert Wright – International – The Atlantic

In News, Politics on March 20, 2012 at 19:53

Shouldn’t we call it “Palestine”

“With Peter Beinart’s book The Crisis of Zionism only days away from publication, the attempt to marginalize Beinart has begun. This morning Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, said that Beinart is “well beyond the Israeli mainstream, the moderate left, and the vast majority of Israelis who care about peace”–he’s part of a “marginal and highly radical fringe.”

Oren said this on Facebook, and the trouble with Facebook as a venue for ambassadorial pronouncements is that it lets people talk back. A Facebooker named Joe Millis replied, “If he’s marginal, why are you commenting? He’s obviously not marginal. And he is also right.”

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