Objectifying Palestinians in Beinart’s ‘American Jewish Cocoon’ Essay

by Donna Nevel, Rebecca Vilkomerson Sep 18, 2013 11:00 AM EDT

Peter Beinart’s recent New York Review of Books piece, “The American Jewish Cocoon,” makes an important point about the Jewish community’s lack of understanding of Palestinians. However, while it initially reads as a progressive call for deeper understanding, at its core it continues to reflect many of the damaging assumptions of the mainstream Jewish community that he claims to assail.  read more

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