Marty Peretz moves to Israel. In New York Magazine. Be there or be square. I'll be square. Who's next?
Well that was flippant. I can't wait to read the piece. Have to shovel the driveway. What leaps out from a friend's report of the piece is that Peretz is a Sheikh Jarrah demonstrating Jew. Along with Moshe Halbertal. And he laments the smallness of the demonstration.
So: Marty Peretz gets to be a leftwinger in Israel. I suppose that's why he moved. He can't be a leftwinger here. No: he is Islamophobic; that tail has been pinned on the donkey. So the climate in the U.S. is changing, and Peretz feels more comfortable in Israel than the U.S. It's a great moment. It exposes the contradictions. And so when Peter Beinart reassures his friends in the Israel lobby that it is OK with him that Palestinians are second-class citizens in the Jewish state, one should ask, If you think that's such a great system, why don't you live there? We don't do that to minorities here... Marty Peretz put his money where his mouth is. Well I have to read the piece. It just hit my buttons, is all.