The Flotilla, the Israeli Moral Imagination and the Failure of U.S. Jewish Leadership

Haaretz reporter Anshel Pfeffer has a very important piece in the Friday paper that looks at the Gaza Flotilla incident and the yawning gap between Israeli and international perceptions of the affair — and then connects it to Peter Beinart’s “breathtaking” New York Review of Books essay, “The failure of the American Jewish establishment.”

In Israeli commentary on the raid, Pfeffer writes,

Peter Beinart’s essay, says the British-born, yeshiva-educated Pfeffer, “describes how the leaders of America’s major Jewish organizations have succeeded in estranging an entire generation of young Jews from Israel ‘by defending virtually anything any Israeli government does’.”

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J.J. Goldberg

J.J. Goldberg

Jonathan Jeremy “J.J.” Goldberg is editor-at-large of the Forward, where he served as editor in chief for seven years (2000-2007).

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