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‘Crisis of Zionism’ author to speak on controversy in American Jewish politics

Peter Beinart, former editor of The New Republic, professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York and a prolific journalist, will be the featured speaker at the Everett Jewish Life Center at 3:30 p.m. today, speaking on “The Crisis of Zionism,” the subject of his most recent book of the same title.

From the moment of its publication, The Crisis of Zionism has dominated the American Jewish political discourse and has created considerable controversy in the American Jewish community. In his book, Beinart insists that Israeli policies, particularly those pertaining to the occupation of the Palestinian territories, threaten Israeli democracy and even Zionism itself and that it is the responsibility of American Jews to try to change those policies.

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