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Author Archives: Jack Ross
American Jewry married an idolatrous form of nationalism in the 1960s. We need a divorce, and Peter Beinart’s romantic vision won’t save the relationship
The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue’s Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch rails against Peter Beinart, and Jack Ross says it represents the “museum quality specimen of the spiritual crisis and degradation that Zionism has wrought.”
Ron Paul represents a challenge to liberal interventionism. The left must search its soul about the roots of that ideology
The other day Adam Horowitz published a dialogue with Daniel Sieradski of Occupy Judaism. This is a response to Sieradski from Jack Ross, author of Rabbi Outcast: Elmer Berger and American Jewish Anti-Zionism. I feel compelled to write to you … Continue reading
What Richard Goldstone published on the Times op-ed page yesterday should not be surprising to either his defenders or detractors. He has never made a secret of being a progressive Zionist, and if he went a step further than the … Continue reading
The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has come and gone. But in the commemoration of those attacks, under the radar of the inevitable jingoism and cynical emotional appeals, a more disturbing phenomenon lurks still: the neoconservatives, new to public … Continue reading
Jewish Ideas Daily has run a critical review, by Lawrence Grossman, of Jack Ross’s important new book, Rabbi Outcast. Ross responds: The review itself begins with a very intellectually dishonest premise. In the context of negotiations with Palestinian Arabs at … Continue reading
Walter Russell Mead is the apotheosis of the American establishment in our time, which tends to make his pronouncements of great profundity exercises in extreme silliness. With that noted, he wrote on his blog yesterday, for some strange reason having … Continue reading
Alterman describes a future for Israelis as free citizens of a normal democratic country ‘dystopian.’ And why?
Eric Alterman has an important piece at the Forward stating the liberal Zionist opposition to any talk of a one-state/binational democracy in Israel/Palestine and, from an American platform, reminding Palestinians who live over there that they must accept their historic … Continue reading
Editor: Jack Ross’s new biography of the anti-Zionist rabbi Elmer Berger, Rabbi Outcast, performs two hugely-important tasks: It painstakingly recovers a noble tradition of anti-Zionist thought inside American Jewish life that few of us know anything about, and it situates … Continue reading
The most confusing thing in all the back and forth about Obama’s pronouncements about the Middle East in the last few days is why there is so much talk of the Palestinians trying to declare statehood at the UN in … Continue reading
Why do you care about what Chris Matthews says? Or NPR for that matter? The fact is that the US has no control over events on the ground any more. You and your friends and the neocons should stop pretending … Continue reading
Both Roger Cohen and Peter Beinart have hit home runs as they often do in declaring that the death of Bin Laden means we can finally move on from the “war on terrorism” and Islamofascist conspiracies against our precious bodily … Continue reading
Looking at Libya through the prism of America’s recent wars really misses the point. I certainly want to second Pat Buchanan’s statement that it’s their war, not ours. And as I always insist on his Israel-Palestine policy, while Obama’s posturing … Continue reading
At Postright, Jack Ross has a twilight of the gods post: the events of Cairo signal that the neocons are over, Israel is doomed as a Jewish state, and the Israel lobby is imploding. the unabashed chutzpah award has to … Continue reading
UPDATE: Thomas has announced her retirement. Her comments [telling Israelis to leave Palestine and "go home" to Europe] do not reflect a desire to see Israel/Palestine judenrein, but rather an ominous sense of what a dangerous place Israel has become, … Continue reading
Judge Goldstone’s removal from the board of governors of Hebrew University is quite possibly the greatest in a long history of grave insults to the legacy of Judah Magnes, founder of the Hebrew University. Magnes, who warned of the totalitarian … Continue reading
Re Paul Berman’s 300-page book about Tariq Ramadan. From Richard Hofstadter’s The Paranoid Style in American Politics: It is hard to resist the conclusion that this enemy is on many counts the projection of the self; both the ideal and … Continue reading
On the one hand, J Street has stopped playing their coy game about how Zionist or non-Zionist they are, and now speak openly not merely of "the Jewish people" but even come close to using Commentary’s dark phrase "the Jewish … Continue reading
Those who complain about the composition of Obama’s Middle East team miss the point, which is: Are they even relevant to what’s going on any more. Here’s an item in which Jeremy Ben-Ami talks shamelessly about "the national home of … Continue reading
There is much to commend in Scott McConnell’s criticism of the romantic view of the anti-apartheid struggle, but he ultimately falls into the same trap as a lot of progressives, of wanting a two-state solution more than the Israelis want … Continue reading
Jack Ross was disturbed by this piece on Tariq Ramadan, the Swiss-born Muslim intellectual, that appeared in the Forward, which again exhibits its sympathy to the neocon worldview– categorizing Tariq Ramadan as an "Islamofascist" without demurral. Ross: The Forward runs … Continue reading
Much has been made of the fact that Rabbi Yoffie was booed at J Street when he dissed the Goldstone report. One of the booers was Medea Benjamin of Code Pink. And Jack Ross adds further info. As the perpetual … Continue reading
Jack Ross had this further response to the BDS debate prompted by Jeff Blankfort on Rabbi Waskow. Weiss responds to Ross below. I conclude that the militancy with which so many on the left have rushed to embrace BDS and … Continue reading