Rebutting a dangerous attack by the radical Left on Judaism and the Judeo-Christian values that are the foundation of modern society.
In July 8, 2020 op-ed in the New York Times, fashionable Jewish influencer Peter Beinart declared his total abandonment of support for Israel’s existence. This was a stunning moment. For the first time in its history, the New York Times sanctioned the elimination of a nation-state of nearly 10 million people. It also marked a stunning evolution of Beinart, who began as a neoconservative supporter of a robust American foreign policy and a strong U.S. ally in Israel.
Beinart, sadly, is not alone. Perhaps the op-ed can be dismissed as the tantrum of a disillusioned leftist American Jew frustrated with Israelis for reelecting the ostensibly arch-villainous, center-right prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. However, that would be missing both the larger point and the danger it represents beyond the Jewish people and their nation. Beinart’s argument is ultimately the logical conclusion of the broad, radical assault well underway on Western civilization.
Because Peter Beinart’s op-ed represents a broad and dangerous assault on the State of Israel, Judaism, and the Judeo-Christian values that are the foundation of modern society that is being increasingly voiced by others on the radical Left, it requires this detailed rebuttal.
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